Actual Complaints Against Employers Who Wouldn't Let Women Breastfeed

New mothers are given a slew of conflicting advice: they're told they must breastfeed their baby or they're a terrible parent, but also that they must go back to work and earn money as soon as they can or they're a lazy person (or, you know, in the case of most people who work because they have to and not because they… » 7/24/14 7:15pm Thursday 7:15pm

​Mother Says She Was Booted From Concert for Breastfeeding 4-Month-Old

When 30-year-old Megan Christopherson was removed from the pit at a Brad Paisley concert with her 4-month-old strapped to her chest, police maintained that she could be found liable for child endangerment. But Christopherson is claiming that she was kicked out because she breastfed her child in the crowd. » 7/12/14 6:17pm 7/12/14 6:17pm

Woman Breastfeeding at Starbucks Finds Ally in Teen Barista

Julia Wykes of Ottawa was running errands last week when her baby became hungry while she was in line at Starbucks. In order to soothe the infant and (likely) keep the baby's cries from irritating the other customers, she sat down to breastfeed her baby. That's when an irate customer demanded that she be forced to… » 7/02/14 10:40am 7/02/14 10:40am

​Mexico City's Breastfeeding Campaign Sort of Missed The Point

Women's health groups in Mexico City are understandably unimpressed by the city's new strategy to encourage and normalize breastfeeding with mothers. The series of posters, which has already been taken down from the city's website, feature a few very slender and toned female celebrities topless and braless. … » 5/26/14 5:53pm 5/26/14 5:53pm

Breastfeeding Benefits Have Been Exaggerated

Formula-feeding has been vilified in recent years, with new moms being told that if they don't breastfeed, they could be putting their child at risk for a slew of health, behavioral and developmental problems. But the findings of a new study suggest that's total bullshit. Breast might actually not be best. » 2/28/14 10:40am 2/28/14 10:40am

Inverted Breastfeeding Mom’s Instagram Account Inexplicably Suspended

Yogic breastfeeding mom Amy Woodruff, the woman whose inverted Instagram breastfeeding pose attracted lots of attention and unsolicited criticism from internet strangers (the most helpful kind of criticism), has been booted from Instagram, presumably for being just a pubic hair too naked for Instagram’s delicate… » 8/25/13 1:30pm 8/25/13 1:30pm

Breastfeeding Mom Takes No Shit From Lady Who Tells Her to Cover Up

Lucy Eades of Burleson, Texas, was nursing her 16-day-old daughter while her other daughter was in dance class. An employee of the Burleson Recreation Center took it upon herself to be the boob police and asked Eades to cover up Those Which Are Most Sacred. Awesomely, Eades didn't back down and correctly informed the… » 8/09/13 10:00am 8/09/13 10:00am