I’m far enough along in my pregnancy now that I felt compelled to call my insurance company to figure out what I need to do to get a breast pump for when this baby (Squishy, as my older son calls him) comes Earthside. My insurance company fully covers a double, electric breastpump, though I . . . → Read More: Affordable Care Act Reminder
If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know that we support moms feeding their babies any time, any place they are hungry. That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate it when businesses or organizations create a comfortable place for nursing moms to duck into for privacy (or climate control) if . . . → Read More: Community Lactation Center Opens in Brooklyn
This post is part of a series featuring men who support breastfeeding in Allegheny County. Bob, our first interviewee, is an IBCLC at West Penn Hospital’s Lactation Center. He is the only male nurse lactation consultant in Pittsburgh and believes he is one of only two males in this field in the state.
KRL: . . . → Read More: Interview with Robert Monteverde: Pittsburgh’s Male IBCLC
Recently, Women’s eNews revealed that the American Academy of Pediatrics logo is featured both inside and outside formula bags hospitals are giving for free to new mothers. According to the article (and happily, I can’t verify in person because my local hospital stopped giving out formula bags over a year ago!), the bags feature . . . → Read More: Why is the APP Endorsing Formula Bags at Hospitals?
Most of us are by now aware of Federal legislation protecting nursing moms at work. But many people don’t know that this law has some technicalities that actually leave many nursing, working mothers unprotected in the bathroom if they want to pump–millions of moms who work as teachers and nurses, for instance…and technically any . . . → Read More: Support for ALL Working Moms
In all but 3 U.S. states, women are protected by a law allowing us to feed our babies anyplace we are legally allowed to be. And yet, nursing mothers are harassed Every. Single. Day. for trying to feed their hungry babies. And these are just the cases that make the news! For every mother . . . → Read More: Nursing Moms: Still Getting Harassed
You’ve probably heard by now that August is National Breastfeeding Month. It also coincides with the US Congressional recess, which means nobody is in session arguing about or supporting bills, laws, legislation. The United States Breastfeeding Council is using this month as an opportunity to educate and empower moms and folks who care about . . . → Read More: Take Action for National Breastfeeding Month