Topic: breastfeeding

This Week In Public Breastfeeding Shaming: Creepy Deli Worker Photographs Mom

This Week In Public Breastfeeding Shaming: Creepy Deli Worker Photographs Mom

Stories of women being shamed for public breastfeeding are so rampant these days I could probably start a weekly column. How depressing. This week a woman wasn’t actually told to leave an establishment, a creepy employee just took it upon himself to photograph her while she was breastfeeding. I’m sure he had the best of intentions. He was probably planning on uploading it to La Leche League’s Facebook page or something. More »

World’s Worst Hospital Calls Security On Breastfeeding Mom

World's Worst Hospital Calls Security On Breastfeeding Mom

There have been plenty of stories about breastfeeding moms thrown out of restaurants and shamed for daring to feed their kids anywhere but the privacy of their own homes. I can confidently say I never thought I’d be writing one about a breastfeeding mom ejected from a pediatrician’s office. A pediatrician’s office. You know, that place that is practically wallpapered with posters encouraging you to breastfeed you baby? We’ve reached a new level of absurdity. More »

There’s A Special Place In Hell For People Who Judge Cancer Survivors For Not Breastfeeding

There's A Special Place In Hell For People Who Judge Cancer Survivors For Not Breastfeeding

Women wrote in about being accused by strangers of poisoning their babies with formula, about doctors who were not allowed to use the word ‘bottle’, about being reduced to tears after being harangued by nurses and consultants. Some of these women were cancer survivors, some of the were just women who didn’t want to or couldn’t breastfeed, and not a single one of them deserved to be treated this way. More »

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 »