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Booby Traps Series: 40 years on, why is breastfeeding in public still a problem?

A few years ago, while staffing a hospital breastfeeding warm line, I spoke on the phone with a nursing mom who had called to ask for advice on weaning. She was young (maybe 18) and Latina, and from the start … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Most nursing in public laws have no teeth

Your state law has protections for nursing in public.  That means that you shouldn’t have trouble using them, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. A recent story told in the New York Times provides a great example of a fundamental … Continue reading

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U.S. Women’s Open Golfer Danah Bordner Has Great Breastfeeding Game

Pro Golfer Danah Bordner, with her 7 month old daughter in tow, is making a major comeback this week at the U.S. Women’s Open in Sebonack, NY.   Can you imagine the kind of focus and skill required to earn … Continue reading

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Lactation Discrimination Recognized by Federal Court

In a victory for breastfeeding mothers, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously held that “firing a woman because she is lactating or expressing milk is unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Beyond Riddle’s Shaming Comments for Texas Breastfeeding Moms

Last week Texas moms helped tackle a big cultural and legal Booby Trap.   Representative Jessica Farrar sponsored House Bill 1706 — a law that if passed would give a breastfeeding mom the ability to sue a business or person for harassing her … Continue reading

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Concord Mall Equates Breastfeeding Babies to “Sucking on Wife’s Breasts in Public”; attempts Cover Up

On Saturday, January 5, over 1,000 breastfeeding mothers, children, and the friends that stand in support of them gathered peacefully at Hollister stores around the United States and Canada. More than 50 mothers participated at the Galleria Mall in Houston, … Continue reading

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Racy Hollister Okay with Sexy Pics, Not Breastfeeding, for Tweens

Did you know that even if your state has a law protecting your right to nurse in public, you may not have a legal remedy if someone violates your right? Say, for example, you live in Texas, like Brittany Warfield, … Continue reading

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Dad Stands Up to Boy Scouts of America to Defend Breastfeeding Wife and Baby

Moms and babies shouldn’t need heroes to defend their right to breastfeed, but in a world where nursing is still looked upon as disgusting and something to be closeted, they surely do. John Kinker is a military dad who has … Continue reading

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World Class Cyclist Breastfeeds to Heal Abuse, Depression

Willow Rockwell is a world champion cross-country mountain biker who was perched for Olympic success.  She gave it all up in 2011 when the birth of her daughter, Raven, tugged hard at a string that unwound a lifetime of emotional struggle … Continue reading

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As Summer Heats Up, So Does Harassment for Nursing In Public

It is hot outside and the kids are home for the summer. Moms are enjoying the summer months by hitting the pools to cool off and have some fun in the sun with their children. As the temperature rises it seems … Continue reading

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