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    We recently asked the Mothering community to share kids' books that depict breastfeeding and were thrilled by the response. We could not include all of the wonderful suggestions here, but we have pulled out the top 25 most highly recommended with some comments from those who suggested them. Some...
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    There seems to be almost constant drama in the online community concerning nursing-in-public, covering, Facebook rules and deleted pictures, disgruntled Target employees and offended nursing mothers asked to leave. In response there is outrage, well-shared nursing pictures of various degrees of...
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    Hello everyone!  I am excited to share some of my experiences as a full-term breastfeeding single mother, and to let you know about an amazing opportunity to be part of a breastfeeding revolution video summit!   During my pregnancy I read quite a lot about breastfeeding and formula, and I...
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    Welcome to Mothering's 1st Annual "Blog about Breastfeeding" Event to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week Aug 1st-7th!   This event has ended--you can find a list of all participating blog posts and winners right here. Thanks for taking part everyone!   Support breastfeeding by posting...
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    By Peggy O'Mara     In December 2005, thanks to the hard work of Marsha Walker and The Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, the Massachusetts legislature became the first in the US to prohibit the distribution of formula sample bags in hospitals. However, then Governor Mitt...
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    <!-- AddThis Button Begin --> While there's been a lot of consternation this year over the sometimes negative media coverage of breastfeeding, 2012 will be looked back on as the tipping point in breastfeeding advocacy. This year, for the first time, an advocacy group outside of the...
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    <!-- AddThis Button Begin -->   In April , Mayor Bloomberg announced that the New York City (NYC) Health Department would launch an initiative to encourage city hospitals to be baby friendly. In May, New York City Health Commissioner, Thomas Farley, announced the launch of the citywide...
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    <!-- AddThis Button Begin --> It's an exciting time for breastfeeding advocacy. Last week, Public Citizen and the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) held a joint webinar, "Take Action to Keep Formula Marketing Out of Health Care Facilities," and it was packed full of inspiration...
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    By Sundae Horn Issue 109, November/December 2001   Recently I read a sweet little how-to article about nursing discreetly in public. It offered all manner of well-meaning and socially acceptable advice, the gist of which was to make sure the breast never sees the light of day. The key to...
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    Issue 132 by Peggy O'Mara This editorial appeared in Mothering magazine in 2005. To read Peggy's current writing on breastfeeding visit her blog. It is unnecessary to defend breastfeeding in public. To me, it's like walking in public. It's a basic human right. For others, however-those who...
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    <!-- AddThis Button Begin -->     Like cigarette smoking, breastfeeding is a public health issue, not a freedom of choice issue. Obviously, US women feel free to choose not to breastfeed; most of them do. If women were actually intimidated into breastfeeding, we would have a breastfeeding...
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    This is a Resource intended to be a compilation of helpful MDC threads, Mothering articles and member-recommended websites to help promote and support breastfeeding advocacy. Please PM admin to nominate a helpful thread or website for inclusion. Thanks! Mothering Magazine Articles Lactation...
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    By Marsha Walker The birth of a baby is a joyous event that everyone loves to celebrate with a gift. However, some gifts come with strings attached. Visits to the obstetrician yield a changing pad wrapped around a can of formula. Boxes and cases of formula arrive on the doorstep. Hospitals...
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