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
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
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!
Have you seen the latest episode of Modern Family? The episode entitled “Best Men” features Gloria’s character answering the door, nursing baby Joe while signing for a package. No big deal, right? Who hasn’t answered the door with a baby on her boob? I thought the episode showed some promise!
And then I noticed the . . . → Read More: Modern Family & Breastfeeding: Thumbs Down
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 in . . . → Read More: Would You Like to See Breastfeeding on a Postage Stamp?
Spoiler Alert for those who’ve not read A Feast for Crows or A Dance with Dragons
I think wet nursing is fascinating. I think about it a lot when I’m reading (or watching) the Game of Thrones series.
Sort of related aside: I also debate with my husband about the implications of Dany nursing baby . . . → Read More: Game of Thrones and the Modern Wet Nurse?
Libby Copeland recently wrote a round-up of historical parenting books for Slate.com. I found it fascinating!
As she mentions, some of the stuff just seems weird, like slathering babies in lard. Some of the other suggestions through the years we now know to be really harmful for babies. I was particularly struck by the . . . → Read More: Bad Baby Advice Through the Ages