Breastmilk Research in the News: Responding to Recent Milk Sharing Publications

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

Progress for Working Moms: Breastfeeding Stations in Philippines Workplaces

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

This Week in Celebrity Breastfeeding…

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…

Pittsburgh To Open Milk Bank

Within the next year, Pittsburgh will open the Three Rivers Mothers’ Milk Bank, to be affiliated with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. The organization anticipates serving a multi-state area and estimates it will be processing up to 250,000 ounces of breastmilk per year once operations are established. Today, we speak about . . . → Read More: Pittsburgh To Open Milk Bank

Breastfeeding In Public On the Today Show

On Thursday, the Today show ran a segment billed to be about breastfeeding in public. I was curious to see the show because I think the talk shows did a really respectful job addressing Alicia Silverstone’s milk bank a few months ago.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding In Public On the Today Show

Vegan Milkshare Forum: Alicia Silverstone’s New Endeavor

Celebrity mom Alicia Silverstone is in the news again, this time for a new endeavor on her website about healthy, plant-based (vegan) lifestyle, The Kind Life. Silverstone has added a section to her site for readers and fans to informally share and receive breastmilk.

Informal milkshare is certainly nothing new–many of us know about . . . → Read More: Vegan Milkshare Forum: Alicia Silverstone’s New Endeavor

Nursing On the News!

A local news station began working on a story about health insurance plans covering breast pumps for nursing mothers. Recently, there’s been some national discussion about the Affordable Care Act and its provisions for lactation supplies–the bill doesn’t specify what type of pump the insurance plans should provide.

I had no idea this was an issue; . . . → Read More: Nursing On the News!