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 . . . → 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 . . . → 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 . . . → Read More: Take Action for National Breastfeeding Month
A National Fitness Challenge to Urge America to Back Breastfeeding and Sweat for the Love of Moms and Babies!
Every year, millions of Americans donate billions to find cures for diseases via walkathons, 5ks, or similar events. Meanwhile, breastfeeding — one of the single most important preventative measures against infections, viruses and . . . → Read More: Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe!
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 . . . → Read More: Nursing On the News!
After I wrote about my jury duty summons last week, we saw a lot of comments on our Facebook page from moms with the opposite emotion regarding their summons. One commenter out in cyberspace actually thinks I’m crazy for looking forward to jury duty. Who knows? I might have misguided expectations.
I just . . . → Read More: Jury Duty: Exemption For Nursing Moms?
I’ve created a pretty supportive community when it comes to breastfeeding. Our “parent friends” are all totally on board with breastfeeding as normal and, even if they don’t breastfeed beyond a year, so far everyone has been really accepting of my breastfeeding my toddler.
Now that my first born is three and in . . . → Read More: Normalizing Breastfeeding