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Breastfeeding and Boozing: Relax, It's Fine

Melinda Wenner Moyer: Even if you feed while tipsy, little alcohol makes it to baby

(Newser) - Holidays are enough to send us all scrambling for the punch bowl, and nursing moms should be no exception. Writing at Slate , Melinda Wenner Moyer—herself a nursing mom—delves into the question of breastfeeding while perhaps filled with a bit more than holiday cheer and finds "there is... More »

5 Stars Who Breastfeed in Public

These celebrities are open, vocal advocates for breastfeeding

(Newser) - Breastfeeding has gotten a big boost from these celebrities rounded up by OK! magazine , all of whom are very open and vocal advocates for the practice:
  • Olivia Wilde posed for Glamour while breastfeeding her son in a restaurant booth.
  • Gwen Stefani was captured in a photo breastfeeding her son Apollo
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Olivia Wilde Breastfeeds in Glamour Spread

Says it feels like her son 'should always be on my breast'

(Newser) - Olivia Wilde is Glamour 's September cover girl, and in one picture from the inside photo spread making headlines, she breastfeeds her new baby Otis in a diner booth. The picture "is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn't complete without my identity as... More »

Mom Who Killed Baby Through Breastfeeding Gets 20 Years

Her morphine got into the infant's system

(Newser) - A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for inadvertently killing her baby through breastfeeding. Prosecutors made the case that Stephanie Greene, 39, was taking so many prescription painkillers that her 6-week-old daughter overdosed, reports WYFF . The infant had a toxic level of morphine in her... More »

In This Country, Not Breastfeeding Now Illegal

United Arab Emirates passes law despite strong opposition

(Newser) - Sure, the pope supports it , but a new clause added to a children's rights law in the United Arab Emirates doesn't just encourage mothers to breastfeed—it requires it until children are at least two years old, the Guardian reports. While those who passed the law late last... More »

Server: I Was Fired for Reporting Boozing, Breastfeeding Mom

Restaurant denies it

(Newser) - When a server at an Arkansas pizza joint saw a woman simultaneously boozing it up and ... breastfeeding, she decided to call the cops. But Jackie Conners says she ended up getting fired from Gusano's Pizzeria over the incident last Wednesday, even though the mom in question, 28-year-old Tasha Adams,... More »

More Women Breast-Feeding

3 in 4 moms at least try, says CDC

(Newser) - Health officials say breast-feeding rates continue to inch up: Now more than 3 in 4 mothers try to breast-feed their newborns. Rates remain highest in Idaho and lowest in Mississippi, and experts attribute that to regional differences in culture and workplace policies that support breast-feeding. The CDC report shows that... More »

Diplomat, Breastfeeding Wife Pegged as Terrorists in NY

White Plains country club patrons spooked by backpack

(Newser) - When Roseline Remans, wife of Belgian diplomat Tom Neijens, started breastfeeding their daughter on the terrace of the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains early last month, a manager quickly asked her to "leave immediately" and finish the feeding in the bathroom. Neijens argued, and the situation quickly escalated,... More »

Time's Breastfeeding Cover Causes a Ruckus

Reactions to controversial cover are generally shocked

(Newser) - The latest issue of Time is sure to catch your eye when it hits newsstands Friday, as it shows a 26-year-old woman breastfeeding her 3-year-old son—who is standing up. At least two commentators have expressed shock that this is Time, rather than one of Tina Brown’s predictably controversial... More »

Moms Stage 'Nurse-In' to Protest Breastfeeding Limits

Nearly 200 promised to show up at Georgia event

(Newser) - Last week, the city council in Forest Park, Georgia, limited public breastfeeding to children under age two. Today, 200 nursing moms and supporters will stage a “nurse-in” at City Hall to express their displeasure. "Breastfeeding women have to take a stand against laws like this or the laws... More »

Bachmann: First Lady Wants a 'Nanny State'

Minnesota rep slams breastfeeding campaign

(Newser) - Just a few days after Andrew Breitbart ran a cartoon basically calling her fat , Michelle Obama and her anti-obesity campaign came under attack again, this time from Michele Bachmann. The Minnesota congresswoman and Tea Party favorite ripped Obama's push to advocate breastfeeding as part of the fight against childhood obesity,... More »

Moms Share Breast Milk on Facebook

Eats on Feets connects those who have with those who need

(Newser) - Facebook: What can't it do? Its latest triumph: Despite not allowing mothers to post breastfeeding photos, the social networking site has allowed more than 70 women so far to share breast milk. Eats on Feets is a network that uses Facebook to connect women who need milk and women who... More »

Stop Breastfeeding Your 'Tyrant' Baby: Feminist

Attentive parenting new form of oppression, says feminist Badinter

(Newser) - What with all the breastfeeding, diaper washing, and not smoking while pregnant, mothers have become enslaved to their “tyrant” babies. That’s the opinion of French feminist philosopher Elisabeth Badinter, who sees women giving up their lives in the service of their young ones—and risking women's liberation by... More »

Taste Test: Breast Milk Cheese

It's not so great, according to one food critic

(Newser) - Longtime restaurant critic Gael Greene did not race to Daniel Angerer's Klee Brasserie for a serving of his wife's breast milk cheese , but she nonetheless found herself squeamishly preparing for a taste test. Though the Health Department banned him from serving it after a New York Post article, Angerer gives... More »

Breastfeeding May Protect Mom's Heart

Lactation linked to decreased risk of heart ailments later on

(Newser) - Mothers who breastfeed their children can expect a personal benefit down the road: A new study has found they are five times less likely than women who don't breastfeed to develop calcification in their major arteries—build-up whose presence "might lead to symptomatic heart disease," one of the... More »

Yes, Kendra Wilkinson Can Still Breastfeed

Implants won't keep ex-Playmate from nursing newborn

(Newser) - Kendra Wilkinson gave birth this morning, and inquiring minds want to know whether the former Playmate's impressive breast implants will prevent her from nursing her newborn son. Depending on the specifics of her augmentation surgery, it shouldn't be a problem, reports Slate 's Explainer column: Implants generally don't render breastfeeding... More »

Today's Hot Dieting Tool: Breast Feeding

Study shows breastfeeding women slim faster

(Newser) - It's not the most PC thing to admit, but more and more moms are jumping on the breast-feeding wagon for the love of their...waist, reports Catherine Saint Louis for the New York Times. "For those incredibly shrinking women, the time they nurse is precious not only for its... More »

'Obese' 4-Month-Old Denied Insurance

Nursing infant outside norms for age; 'absurd,' cry parents

(Newser) - A Colorado couple is baffled that their baby has been denied health insurance coverage because of a preexisting condition: obesity. “I could understand if we could control what he's eating,” says the boy’s father. “But he's 4 months old. He's breast-feeding. We can't put him on... More »

Swedish Dad Aims to Make His Own Breast Milk

Man hopes to be able to suckle future kids; plans to pump his breasts for months

(Newser) - A Swedish father is attempting to defy convention—and millions of years of mammalian evolution—by producing his own breast milk, the Local reports. Ragnar Bengtsson, whose 2-year-old son won't be taking part in the experiment, plans to stimulate his breasts with a pump at 3-hour intervals every day... More »

Mom Fired for Nursing Wins Sex-Bias Suit

Calif. panel rules dismissal amounts to discrimination

(Newser) - Firing an employee for breastfeeding during her break amounts to sex discrimination, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Commission ruled last week, awarding her $41,645 in damages, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Marina Chavez was fired from her job at a Los Angeles-area taqueria after breastfeeding her newborn on... More »

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