Topic: breastfeeding

Then, They Came For The Exclusive Pumpers

Then, They Came For The Exclusive Pumpers

Breastfeeding is great, or so I’ve heard. It’s supposed to be the ideal way to feed your baby, or so they tell me. I wouldn’t know because I could never get my kids to latch on. Before I realized that pumping for twins meant exactly zero minutes of sleep a night for me, I thought it was the perfect compromise; my kids were still getting breast milk even though I couldn’t nurse them myself. According to some lactation advocates, however, not even pumping is okay. Guess I’ll just save up that bail money now, because my kids are screwed. More »

Mastitis And Me

Mastitis And Me

There are a lot of things to worry about when you’re pregnant. Most of those involve how that baby is going to leave your body. I didn’t give a lot of thought to what would be going on with my body after giving birth, because I was too busy trying to master the art of the swaddle. And as far as breastfeeding was concerned, I was going to give it a try but I wasn’t hell bent on making it happen no matter what. Therefore, I prematurely dismissed my breasts as a cause for concern. Then, I got mastitis. And I prayed for death’s sweet release. More »

Graduating Mom Shares Breastfeeding Photo, Internet Trolls Forget To Shame Her

Graduating Mom Shares Breastfeeding Photo, Internet Trolls Forget To Shame Her

We’ve seen what happens in an internet space when a photo of a mom breastfeeding is shared; it usually involves a lot of dudes complaining that they can’t pee in public and a lot of women insisting they were able to breastfeed without showing any boob at all. For once, that didn’t happen. An overwhelming majority of the comments are positive and encouraging. Is Mercury finally out of retrograde? Are pigs flying? What is going on? More »

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 »