Lots of sports stadiums are creating suites for nursing moms. Which is awesome! These suites have space to nurse, change diapers, or even pump. Reports on the nursing suites indicate high usage, too, because moms who are made welcome to see to their babies’ needs can now attend hours-long sporting events without worry. The . . . → Read More: Women Shaming Women
Last week, the American Diabetes Association released some new findings stating that “intensive and extended breastfeeding lowered a woman’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes after pregnancy in which she had gestational diabetes.”
There’s so much to unpack in those findings! My first questions were: what defines intensive breastfeeding? What defines extended breastfeeding?
In this research, intensive . . . → Read More: Extended Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Diabetes Risk
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
A few months ago I signed up to participate in a study looking to speak with both mothers who have informally shared and informally received breastmilk. The study is called “The Anthropological Contexts of Milk Sharing (AnthroCOMS).” While I was never a habitual recipient of donated breastmilk, both my boys have drunk donor milk in . . . → Read More: Breastmilk Research in the News: Responding to Recent Milk Sharing Publications
The Filipino Department of Labor and Employment recently announced they’d like to install breastfeeding stations at more workplaces, according to an article from GMA News.
DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz discussed research showing how supporting breastfeeding not only makes financial sense for businesses, but also helps to boost employee morale. She discussed how she wants . . . → Read More: Progress for Working Moms: Breastfeeding Stations in Philippines Workplaces
Earlier this week, Gisele Bundchen instagrammed a picture of herself nursing her baby while a team of helpers styled her hair, her nails, and applied her makeup. She tagged the picture as “multitasking” and “gettingready.”
I thought the photo was awesome. Here was this mama acknowledging that in order to look that good, she needs . . . → Read More: This Week in Celebrity Breastfeeding…