Women Shaming Women

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

Pumping in Public: Harassment at the Theater

I’m pretty good at advocating for myself as a breastfeeding mother. I have a lot of years of experience at this, I know my rights, and I’m very resourceful. However, something happened to me this weekend that had me shaking, in tears.

My husband and I had a rare date night–tickets to a film . . . → Read More: Pumping in Public: Harassment at the Theater

Crying Rooms: Do You Breastfeed in Your Place of Worship?

My family checked out a new church this weekend. When we got there, we were greeted by some very friendly members, who escorted my toddler to the nursery and showed our kindergartener where to go for religious education classes. Then, we were shown the Cuddle Room in the back of the church, where we . . . → Read More: Crying Rooms: Do You Breastfeed in Your Place of Worship?

Babe in Arms: How to Bring a Baby to Meetings

Technically, I’m on maternity leave. I’m a freelance writer and I teach part-time at a local university, so what this means is that I have not renewed my teaching contract and I currently have no writing assignments (apart from this blog). But I still have meetings I need to attend. Many of these meetings . . . → Read More: Babe in Arms: How to Bring a Baby to Meetings

How to Nurse (or Pump) at a Formal Function

I’ve been nursing for 5 years straight now, and have been to a few formal affairs in that time period. It always seems much easier in theory than in practice to nurse a baby (or pump milk for the baby) while surrounded by black ties and sparkly gowns. Pumping is way more of a . . . → Read More: How to Nurse (or Pump) at a Formal Function

Supporting New Moms: Coffee Shop Props

I walked into my neighborhood coffee shop today hoping to do some work. As I stood in line for my drink, I heard a very unhappy newborn wailing from inside the bathroom. (I know from experience that bathroom doesn’t have a changing table, so I could just imagine the poor kiddo being changed on . . . → Read More: Supporting New Moms: Coffee Shop Props

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…