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
We’ve got stamps commemorating all sorts of things, from Mark Twain to Mother Theresa to the Lone Ranger. Postage stamps are a pretty public item–what a great tool to raise awareness of breastfeeding! Lots of other countries have stamps.
Check out this one from Uganda:
Uganda had a postage stamp commemorating breastfeeding . . . → Read More: Would You Like to See Breastfeeding on a Postage Stamp?
I was reminded of this by a very disrespectful photo that I saw on facebook earlier this week. It said something to the effect of “A mother who covers her child is sending the message that she is ashamed of that child.” And then it encouraged you to breastfeed in public.
My . . . → Read More: To Cover Or Not To Cover…
I received this email yesterday from Stephanie Alford, a local mom whom I have interacted with as a client, a friend and a colleague. Receiving her note made me feel so great, that I just had to share it with you.
Judy, I’ve no time to write but I just quickly wanted . . . → Read More: Dear Judy: Thank You For The Extended Breastfeeding Posts
I received a comment on one of my blog posts about facebook and photographs that were taken down of breastfeeding moms. I received this comment on January 11th, after I had linked to this blog article on facebook in response to some other “censorship” that facebook had been doing more recently. It took . . . → Read More: When Support Isn’t Really Support