Topic: breastfeeding

I Felt More Comfortable Breastfeeding Outside The United States

I Felt More Comfortable Breastfeeding Outside The United States

I am not entitled. I do not believe the world revolves around me and my baby. Believe me, I have no desire for you to see my breasts. I do, however, understand that babies who breastfeed grow into toddlers who want to run. Those toddlers become children who express themselves loudly and with great abandon no matter how many times you remind them to use their inside voices. But bit at a time, we teach our children that ultimately, we must live in harmony with other people and respect the needs of others. More »

Restaurant Kicks Out Mother Because Our Great New American Pastime Is Shaming Breastfeeding Women

Restaurant Kicks Out Mother Because Our Great New American Pastime Is Shaming Breastfeeding Women

A Labor Day outing turned into a social media war this week, when Big Woody’s restaurant in Virginia kicked out a mother for breastfeeding. She says she was discriminated against. They say they were concerned about her consumption of alcohol while nursing. How sweet. This woman is an adult, dummies. I’m pretty sure she cares about the health of her infant more than “Big Woody.” Why do we have the incessant need to treat breastfeeding mothers like babies themselves? More »

Hospital Hops On The Mommyshaming Bandwagon With Horrible Breastfeeding Contract

Hospital Hops On The Mommyshaming Bandwagon With Horrible Breastfeeding Contract

A lot of us have had a bad experience with pushy nurses and lactation consultants after giving birth, but a Canadian hospital system has taken things to a whole new low. New moms are being handed a feeding “contract” that basically tells them all the ways that formula feeding rather than breastmilk is going to mess up their kid’s life as well as their own. Then they’re told to pick the feeding method they want to use, and sign and date the contract. No pressure, though! It’s good to know that moms don’t even have to wait till after they’re discharged from the hospital to get a world of mommyshaming unleashed on them! More »

Nurse-In Staged After Anthropologie Shames Breastfeeding Mom Off Store Floor And Onto A Toilet

Nurse-In Staged After Anthropologie Shames Breastfeeding Mom Off Store Floor And Onto A Toilet

A floor manager at Anthropologie allegedly forced a customer off the store floor after she began nursing in what was probably one of their lovely, totally overpriced shabby-chic chairs. Ingrid Wiese-Hesson’s 6-week-old started to fuss, so she did what any mother who just spent $700 in a store would do – relax for a minute in the glow of their AC and feed her child.That’s when the manager arrived to save the day and tell her where she would be most comfortable.

On the toilet. More »

It’s Creepy For A Dad To Pacify A Baby With His Own Nipple

It's Creepy For A Dad To Pacify A Baby With His Own Nipple

In an anonymous post on Reddit’s “Dads of Reddit” forum, one father asked if any of the other dads there had ever tried to get their baby to suck from their nipples as a way of calming them down. The Dads of Reddit, who were sweet enough to throw in a lot of “no judgments,” to a man said, “Nope. Not once. I’ve never even come within a hundred miles of doing that.” And as open-minded as I am about a great many things, I have to agree: if I need to worry about picking chest hairs out of my newborn’s mouth, I’m out. As a rule. More »

The 10 Most Offensive Breastfeeding Memes On The Internet

The 10 Most Offensive Breastfeeding Memes On The Internet

I thought by now we had all come together and agreed that breastfeeding wasn’t sexual. There are plenty of people who are offended by breastfeeding in public because they feel that it is “inappropriate.” Obviously, the way to eradicate this issue is to emphasize the fact that breastfeeding is a normal, human function used to provide food. It most certainly is not sexual, until someone makes a creepy Internet meme about it. More »