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Breast-Feeding Prompts Bipartisan Moment

My first night in Washington, D.C., for my husband Sean's Congressional Freshman Orientation, involved a lovely reception and dinner in Statuary Hall. It also involved a cocktail dress that made it impossible for me to nurse my 7-month-old baby. ...Nancy Pelosi and Rachel Campos-Duffy might have wildly different political views, but they do share one important bond: Motherhood.

Pumping at Work - The New Disability?

These days, companies have to do a lot to accommodate employees with special needs. From ensuring access for the physically challenged to preventing discrimination, the rules and regulations can be complex and confusing. But how far should business...

Workers give breastfeeding the thumbs up

Employees from at least one company view breastfeeding policies positively, a new study finds. Over 400 staff members from a single corporation were polled about breastfeeding and pumping, coworkers who breastfed/pumped and whether or not allowing...

Mom donates 100 gallons of breast milk

When Leo and Kelley Durant lost one of their twins after a premature delivery, they could have easily and understandably turned inward and focused only on raising Cameron, their surviving son. But instead, Kelley wanted to do something in honor of...

Glass is back, baby

My younger daughter was just weaning from the bottle when the news about bisphenol-A broke. I had been using a brand that was known to contain BPA (unbeknown to me, however) and that's just one more thing I have to add to my mama-guilt list. I quit...

Mom drinks her own breast milk

A quick trip over to lil sugar revealed something I haven't read about in the news or seen on television. A contestant on America's Top Model, run by former model Tyra Banks, has admitted to drinking her own breast milk. Twenty-four year-old Claire...

Do you read magazines?

Not so long ago, I used to be a reader. I loved reading. Nothing pleased me more than picking up a new book. I was one of those types who would mill around Barnes and Noble for hours and emerge with a stack of books tall enough to tire out my...

Follow up: breastfeeding med student denied extra time for exam

Last week, I posted a story about Sophie Currier, a medical student who was requesting longer breaks during an exam so that she could pump breast milk for her 4-month-old daughter. The National Board of Medical Examiners initially refused her...

Medical student sues for exam breaks to pump breast milk

Sophie Currier has clearly worked hard to get to where she is. In the past two years, she has completed her joint M.D./Ph.D. program at Harvard and become a mother twice over. She's working towards a career in medical research and now must pass a...

Pumping at work

For the last few weeks I've undertaken the daunting task of trying to pump at work. I have an office with a door, which I didn't have at my last place of employment, so I should feel a little more privacy. I should also feel more comfortable since...

Take care of yourself

I know, I know, I know--we've heard it all before. Take care of yourself. Do something nice for yourself. think about you for a change. As parents we are constantly reminded of these suggestions, but do any of us ever really take them seriously? I...

Two to tango: breastmilk and formula?

Well, if daycare has taught me anything, it's that my son is a growing boy. This kid is now getting a lot more group attention and stimulation that he did at home. And it's making him HONGRY! Several times this week the ever-attentive teachers at...

Breastfeeding bill in the works

According to a recent article in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) newsletter, a new bill is being considered in the New York State Assembly that would allow breastfeeding mothers paid or unpaid time during the workday to pump. If...

Dads use breast pump, willingly admit to it

Daddy Brad and Daddy Clay, two of the dads behind dadlabs.com, had always wondered what it felt like to use a breast pump. So, in the ultimate attempt to empathize with mothers everywhere, they tried it. In this hysterical video, the two discuss the...

International breastfeeding symbol announced

I had no idea that there wasn't an "International" breastfeeding symbol until I read it over at Kerflop's site. Mothering Magazine held a contest to come up with an international breastfeeding symbol, chosen by votes for the 12 finalists on their...

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