Tag Archives: nursing in public

Breastfeeding Is Risky Business

Katie Graham Anderson So we all know the benefits of breastfeeding. Let’s talk about the risks, shall we? 1. Risk of a harassment from perfect strangers. Often with sexual overtones. 2. The violation of the right to breastfeed where ever a woman might lawfully be by an employee of a given establishment, including being asked to cover up, asked to …

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Breastfeeding: We Own Our Bodies

People still bother getting offended by breastfeeding. Can you believe it? I guess I get it on one hand because breastfeeding isn’t seen much in the US and when people are not used to seeing something it brings up negative emotions for them. What I really don’t get is why people actually speak or type their feelings about it. After …

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“You’re an Inspiration”

Badass Amber breastfeeding her baby

Guest Post By Badass Amber I was induced at 38 weeks due to complications.. A little over twenty-four  hours later I had to get a c-section. I was lucky enough to get skin to skin contact thirty minutes after and was able to nurse my son. He latched on so perfectly and naturally. The next day he refused to latch. …

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Facebook’s War on Nipples

I originally posted this in 2012, but although Facebook has lightened up on its censorship policies since then, their censorship of breastfeeding photos still crops up way too often, so I’m sharing it again after a little editing to reflect how Facebook’s  policies have changed since I wrote this 3 year ago. This article explains Facebook’s new policy on breastfeeding photos …

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5 Easy Steps to Comfy Nursing in Public

Nursing in public can be daunting for a mother. Motherhood is a wildly emotional rollercoaster to begin with and now we are faced with the decision to do something that might make us a bit (or a lot!) uncomfortable. Even if you planned to breastfeed since you hovered over that pee stick in your bathroom you might not have thought …

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She Shouldn’t Have…

Maintaining a United Front in the Face of Nursing in Public (NIP) Incidents It’s not unusual when reporting on NIP incidents for me to witness women creating a divide rather than a united front. The scenario is generally the same; a woman has taken to social media by posting on her own Facebook page, private group or the wall of …

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It’s Not About the Boob

I’ve had my mind on NIP incidents recently. Every once in a while it seems there are too many to even keep track of. This has me thinking about boobs. When we talk about NIP incidents we inevitably get onto the subject of the over-sexualization of the breast. We shout (or type really hard) at people about how they think …

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Too Beautiful for Facebook

The other day I was breastfeeding Exley. Jack came next to the chair and started talking to me. Exley unlatched, turned his head up and looked at Jack. They are starting to interact; these 2 boys that I made. And my heart gets bigger.

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