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  • Parents had week-old baby taken away by social services (Britain)

    02/17/2017 6:57:29 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 9 replies
    LondonDailyTelegraph ^ | 2/16/17 | Patrick Foster
    A local council has been ordered to pay damages after taking a week-old baby into care because the father expressed “unorthodox” views about the need to sterilise feeding bottles. A family court judge awarded the couple and their son, who is now 15 months old, a total of £11,250 after ruling that Kirklees Council had breached their human rights and misled a judge in a bid to remove the child from their care. The case, which has cost the taxpayer around £120,000, centered on a couple in their mid-twenties, who cannot be identified. They both suffer from mild learning difficulties...
  • Sec Army to Worldwide Army Commands: “Balance Lactation Support and Readiness”

    04/20/2016 10:40:47 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 20, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Adolf Hitler once said, “Give me five years and you won’t recognize Germany anymore.” Well, we’ve given Barack Hussein Obama seven years and you can’t recognize the US Army anymore. The Obama Administration is literally carpet bombing the military on a daily basis with directives, memos, policies and doctrine that if they weren’t actually happening would be considered to be something out of a Kafkaesque, Gloria Steinem nightmare. Today, I examined a Memorandum for Record, dated September 20, 2015 and signed by the former Secretary of the Army, John McHugh. You remember Secretary McHugh, he’s the guy who dodged and...
  • DOD Will Allow Troops On Duty to Breastfeed

    01/29/2016 9:02:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 29, 2016 | 8:13 AM EST | Susan Jones
    As part of his commitment to build the military "force of the future," Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday announced a series of "family-friendly" initiatives to attract and retain "the best America has to offer." "We are not Google. We are not Walmart. We're war fighters. But that doesn't mean we should not be challenging ourselves just like the private sector," Carter told reporters at the Pentagon. [...] The Defense Secretary outlined the following initiatives: [...] Making military workplaces more accommodating to women when they return from maternity leave: The focus here is to make it easier for new mothers...
  • An Army Marches on its Lactation

    01/11/2016 8:39:13 PM PST · by pboyington · 25 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Today, my former boss, a retired Army Intelligence officer sent me a copy of a memorandum for record concerning the US Army’s most recent lactation and breastfeeding policies, signed by the new Secretary of the Army, Eric K. Fanning and dated November 10, 2015. My first reaction was to pop a couple Tums even before starting to read it. As I scanned the document, I realized how far the Army has fallen on its sword. The sword of feminism, the sword of lunacy has completely eviscerated the lean green machine, so that it is the US Army in name only...
  • Nothing says crappy new year like a lecture about trans-breastfeeding discrimination

    12/30/2015 5:03:27 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-30-15 | The Looking Spoon
    As 2015 draws to a close I know I can't possibly be alone in wondering if society has officially turned the corner on sanity. I don't mean it in the trite way that some people might by saying "the world is going to hell in a hand basket" when the Cleveland Browns win the Super Bowl in the same year Chicago Cubs win the World Series. I mean we have truly done it this time... (emphasis added in bold is mine) Nursing parents are typically referred to as "nursing mothers" or "women who nurse." How does that language affect people who don't...
  • New Breastfeeding Studies: Mainstream Media Still Ignores the Obvious

    11/25/2015 6:37:35 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 19 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 11/25/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    About two weeks ago I linked to a piece from the Christian Post entitled "Women at Risk: Abortion and Breast Cancer [ABC] Linked." It reports, "Of the approximate 74 research studies conducted on the ABC link since 1973, 58 show a direct connection between increased breast cancer rates and induced abortion. All of these studies were conducted by international medical organizations. A more recent study, conducted by a research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, also supports the ABC link." ...No less than The New York Times, ABC News, and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC) have, in the last few days, reported...
  • Vikings to install breastfeeding suites at stadium (first NFL franchise to add lactation pods)

    09/23/2015 8:10:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    WDIV (Detroit) ^ | September 23, 2015
    The Minnesota Vikings announced plans on Tuesday to become the first franchise to install lactation suites for nursing mothers in an NFL stadium. The team will install two Mamava lactation suites at its temporary home stadium of TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis by its home game with the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 18, according to a statement released by the team. Another two of the suites will be installed at the Vikings' training facility and headquarters in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie and in the team's downtown Minneapolis office.
  • 'You're Disgusting': Donald Trump Walks Out On Lawyer Needing to Pump Breast Milk during lawsuit...

    07/28/2015 9:36:25 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 81 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Michael Sorrentino
    Donald Trump became disgusted and walked out on a female lawyer needing to pump breast milk for her daughter while testifying over a failed Florida real estate project, documents of sworn testimony reported by The New York Times show. "You're disgusting," Trump reportedly told Elizabeth Beck when she asked for a medical break for her 3-month-old, taking out her pump to emphasize urgency. The 2011 conversation is said to be not disputed by either side, but Trump's lawyer Alan Garten said his client's reaction had nothing to do with her decision to pump. "It was solely the fact that she...
  • Iowa Court: Breastfeeding Employee Can’t Sue Nationwide Mutual Insurance

    02/03/2015 6:40:59 PM PST · by Lexinom · 45 replies
    Insurance Journal ^ | 2014 | Ryan J. Foley
    Ames claimed that on the morning she returned from a two-month maternity leave in July 2010, the company refused to let her use its lactation rooms because its policy required mothers to complete paperwork seeking security access and wait three days for processing. She had been unaware of that requirement. A company nurse suggested she use a wellness room that was occupied at the time, but also cautioned that doing so might expose her milk to germs. Ames said she was in pain while waiting for that room to be vacated, when her supervisor informed her that she would be...
  • African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding advice

    08/30/2014 7:10:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 29, 2014 | Ronnie Cohen
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers who give birth in areas with higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likely to get breastfeeding support on maternity wards than mothers in other communities, a new study shows. Breastfeeding provides well-documented health benefits to infants and their mothers. But African-American women are about 16 percent less likely to nurse their newborns than white women, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Breastfeeding Shocker: After 7 Children, Couple Told to Part Ways

    06/03/2014 5:14:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Arab News ^ | Sunday 1 June 2014
    A court in Al-Rass near Madinah has issued a verdict separating a couple after finding out that they had been breastfed by the same woman, local reports say. The separation order comes 25 years after the couple were married and blessed with seven children. The judge issued the verdict on the basis of a religious edict issued by Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, media reports said. According to a saying of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), “Breastfeeding makes forbidden what is forbidden by blood relations.” It means that even if a man and woman are not related by...
  • Woman with infant asked to leave Chicago trade show

    05/20/2014 7:36:10 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 78 replies
    Chicago TGribune ^ | 05/19/2014 | Meredith Rodriguez
    A woman who had hoped to promote her family-owned business at the National Restaurant Association trade show over the weekend was instead driving back to her Minnesota home Sunday. Kristin Osborne was escorted out of the exhibit hall at McCormick Place on Saturday, she said, because she was carrying an infant. Osborne, 31, knew about the trade show rule that does not allow children under 16, she said, but did not think it would apply to her sleeping, 10-day-old baby wrapped closely to her chest. Osborne left her two other children, ages 2 and 4, at home, but said she...
  • Israeli study: Breastfeeding can significantly reduce risk of children getting cancer

    02/13/2014 7:30:55 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies ^ | February 12, 2014 |
    ( Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of children getting cancer, says a new study conducted by Israel’s University of Haifa. According to the study, children who were breastfed decreased the chances of developing cancer by 60 percent. “We asked the mothers in the study about breastfeeding, nutrition, exposure to pets, exposure to detergents, etc.,” said Dr. Keinan-Boker, a professor in the University of Haifa’s School of Public Health and deputy director of the Israeli Health Ministry’s Center for Disease Control. Additionally, the study compared children who were exclusively breastfed up until four months old with children who stopped being...
  • Pennsylvania judge orders woman to stop breastfeeding

    11/15/2013 11:49:11 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 107 replies
    SFGate ^ | 11/14/2013 | Amy Graff
    <p>A Pennsylvania woman is speaking out against a judge who ordered her to stop breastfeeding her 10-month-old daughter.</p> <p>Jessica Moser is in the midst of a custody battle with her daughter Jasmine’s father and the Northampton County resident told local TV station WFMZ that two weeks ago a judge told her to stop nursing her daughter so the girl could spend two days a week at her father’s house.</p>
  • New mom faces ARREST because she took son she's breastfeeding to jury duty when there was no-one....

    10/20/2013 11:26:21 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 131 replies ^ | 19 October 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    New mom faces ARREST because she took son she's breastfeeding to jury duty when there was no-one else to care for him. A Missouri woman is to face court this week for bringing her new born child to the courthouse for jury duty because she was breastfeeding. Laura Trickle, of Lee’s Summit, delivered her daughter Axel in March and was breastfeeding when she was called for jury duty in August. She asked to be exempt from appearing, as she was breastfeeding, but received notice that she must report to court to fullfill her civic obligation and serve jury duty, according...
  • Woman Pulled Over For Breastfeeding on Moped (w/photo)

    09/05/2013 7:45:17 PM PDT · by rawhide · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-5-13 | by Jon David Kahn
    A mother in China was pulled over by police after allegedly breastfeeding her baby while driving a moped through the streets in Yuzhou, Henan province. According to witnesses, the child, about 18-months old, was crying as the mother weaved through traffic. "So she suddenly lifted up her T-shirt, whipped out her breast and started to feed him on the move," said one driver. A police spokesman said "She was risking her life, her son's life and the lives of all the other road users...We told her that if she carried on we would confiscate her bike."
  • French woman offers breastfeeding service to gay couples

    08/06/2013 2:53:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/06/2013
    <p>A French woman has posted an offer on a website to breastfeed babies of homosexual couples for €100 a day, stirring up media interest just weeks after a divisive same-sex marriage law was passed.</p> <p>The post, which the website said it verified as genuine and legal, reads: "I am a young mother in perfect health, a trained nurse of 29, and I am renting my breasts to milk-feed infants."</p>
  • Kids who were breastfed longer have higher IQs, new study shows

    07/30/2013 5:13:56 AM PDT · by don-o · 60 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 29, 2013 | Barbara Mantel
    Young children who were breastfed as infants scored higher on intelligence tests than formula-fed kids, and the longer and more exclusively they were breastfed, the greater the difference, say Harvard University researchers in a study published today in JAMA Pediatrics. This study adds “to the body of literature of the association between duration of breastfeeding and cognition,” says NBC News diet and health editor Madelyn Fernstrom, Ph. D., CNS. But does breastfeeding make your child smarter? Fernstrom says this study shows an association, not cause and effect. The researchers analyzed 1,312 expectant mothers enrolled between 1999 and 2002 in Project...
  • What and when babies first eat may affect diabetes risk

    07/13/2013 7:05:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Science News ^ | July 11, 2013 | Nathan Seppa
    Children predisposed to type 1 diabetes are better off waiting until 4 months of age to consume solid foods Infants at risk of type 1 diabetes who receive their first solid foods between ages 4 months and 6 months appear less likely to develop the condition than others given solid food before or after that time window, a new study finds. Type 1 diabetes, which can strike children at any age, occurs when an aberrant immune reaction kills cells in the pancreas, requiring a person to take insulin shots. Two studies in 2003 found an association between early first foods...
  • Shakira Wants to Breast Feed Son Into His Teen Years

    06/03/2013 4:02:14 PM PDT · by drewh · 61 replies
    Shakira is a quick study when it comes to breast feeding her new son. The pop star and reality show judge says breast feeding her new child, Milan, is helping her return to her pre-baby weight. It's also allowing her to bond with her son, something she apparently isn't ready to give up any time soon. “What has helped me a lot is breastfeeding (and) I’m so hooked." "I think I’m gonna keep breastfeeding this baby until he goes to college because I can’t stop.”
  • Mom Breast-Feeding on Time Cover Poses Again, With Two Sons

    09/19/2012 12:43:53 AM PDT · by AmericanSamurai · 17 replies
    ABC News Blogs ^ | 9/18/12 | Ed Lovett
    Nearly four months after becoming the poster mom for "attachment parenting" by breast-feeding her 3-year-old son on the cover of Time magazine, Jamie Lynne Grumet said the fallout left her "really, really sad" but now excited about the second chance to deliver her message. "I definitely don't agree with the [Time] cover and don't agree with the article," she said. READ MORE: Time Cover Shows 3-Year-Old Breast-Feeding "Our intentions were to help relieve the stigma attached to breast-feeding past infancy," Grumet, 26, said. "The photo I saw wasn't one that we were trying to pose for." To set the record...
  • Breastfeeding Video Turned Into Porn, Mom Sues

    08/10/2012 12:41:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 8.10.2012 | Michael Berry
    A New Jersey woman who filmed an instructional breastfeeding video in order to help other mothers was horrified to discover that somebody had turned it into a porn film. When MaryAnn Sahoury Googled her name, she found dozens of links to porn sites featuring a video that spliced footage of her nursing her month-old daughter with a similar-looking woman performing sex acts, the AP reports. She is now suing the production company that created the original video, claiming that she had been assured her full name would not be used in the video—but that it was displayed on screen, along...
  • New York takes further steps to encourage breastfeeding

    08/02/2012 11:17:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 1, 2012 | Reuters
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and state officials are pushing initiatives aimed at encouraging new mothers to breastfeed their babies, drawing criticism from some parents who say officials are interfering with their health choices. State health commissioners announced on Tuesday that letters highlighting the importance of breastfeeding were being sent to hospitals, reminding them of regulations limiting unnecessary formula feedings for breastfed newborns. The state initiative coincides with Bloomberg's call for hospitals to lock away their baby formula and have nurses encourage new mothers to breastfeed.
  • Mayor Bloomberg pushing NYC hospitals to hide baby formula so more new moms will breast-feed

    07/29/2012 9:45:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/29/12 | MARY KAY LINGE
    The nanny state is going after moms. Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed. Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation. Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also agreed to give up swag bags sporting formula-company logos, toss out formula-branded tchotchkes like lanyards and mugs, and document a medical reason for every bottle that a newborn...
  • Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals

    07/29/2012 3:10:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 104 replies
    Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals By MARY KAY LINGE Last Updated: 5:52 AM, July 29, 2012 Posted: 11:19 PM, July 28, 2012 The nanny state is going after moms. Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed. Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation. Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also...
  • Military Moms Breastfeeding in Uniform Stir Controversy (What has happened to this country?)

    05/30/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 72 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/30/2012 | By Lylah M. Alphonse
    At a time when breastfeeding in public is already controversial, pictures of two military moms doing so while wearing their uniforms is sparking outrage. The photo is part of a local breastfeeding awareness campaign by Mom2Mom of Fairchild Air Force Base, a support group launched in January by Crystal Scott, a military spouse and mother of three. Among the intimate close-ups of smiling young mothers cuddling their adorable babies, the images of the two airmen stand out. Related: Moms react to the "Time" magazine's "Are You Mom enough?" breastfeeding cover
  • Time magazine cover -- forget the breast, what about the boy?

    05/11/2012 11:54:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies ^ | 5-11-2012 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    Jamie Lynn Grumet, the 26-year-old mother featured on the cover of Time magazine breastfeeding her 3-year-old son, has done more this week than become the poster woman for “attachment parenting,” the sometimes laudable movement that advises parents to be physically and emotionally available and responsive to their children. She has shown the limits of such a concept, and the ways in which it can be twisted into a bizarre, contemptible caricature of itself. Grumet is a model, and models have to have at least healthy dose of narcissism (television journalists like me, too, by the way). But I fear Grumet...
  • Will Time's Breastfeeding Cover Be Bad For Business?

    05/11/2012 6:37:07 AM PDT · by Baynative · 63 replies
    KATUtvnews ^ | Forbes staff
    It’s safe to say the folks at Time magazine weren’t caught unawares by the controversy already boiling up around their latest cover, which features an attractive 26-year-old mother breastfeeding her almost-four-year-old son. It was a taste of that controversy that convinced Rick Stengel, Time’s managing editor, that the story deserved to be on the cover.
  • Have You Seen the Attention-Grabbing New TIME Cover?

    05/10/2012 2:41:46 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 95 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5-10[12 | Madeline Morgenstern
    Time magazine is out with its latest cover, one that’s sure to get its fair share of attention. Headlined “Are You Mom Enough?”, it features a blonde, skinny jean-wearing woman — and a preschool-age boy unmistakably latched on to her breast.The cover goes with the magazine’s feature story on “attachment parenting” — a philosophy designed to foster a secure bond to the child. Co-sleeping, or the “family bed,” and breastfeeding well past babyhood are sometimes the hallmarks of attachment parenting. The mother pictured on the cover is Jamie Lynne Grumet of Los Angeles and her 3-year-old son. “I don’t consider...
  • Time Cover Shows 3-Year-Old Breast-Feeding

    05/10/2012 8:57:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 59 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 10, 2012
    May 10, 2012 11:24am Time Cover Shows 3-Year-Old Breast-Feeding This week's cover of Time Magazine shows a mother nursing her 3-year-old son. Should a mom continue nursing her child even after he’s too big to be held in her arms? For mothers who practice what’s known as “attachment parenting,” the answer is an emphatic “yes” — and some are more than happy to demonstrate. This week’s cover of Time Magazine shows Los Angeles mother Jamie Lynne Grumet nursing her 3-year-old son, who reaches her breast with the help of a chair. “When you think of breast-feeding, you think of mothers...
  • Time Magazine's Breastfeeding Cover: Moms React

    05/10/2012 2:56:15 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 115 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/10/2012 | Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting
    Does this cover go too far? (Photo: headline reads, "Are You Mom enough?" But if that wasn't enough to fan the flames of the Mommy Wars, there's the photo that goes with it: A pretty young woman wearing skinny jeans and a tank top, nursing her nearly 4-year-old son. It's meant to illustrate a story about Dr. William Sears and attachment parenting but, given that there's more to that movement than extended breastfeeding, it seems as if Time magazine was going for sensationalism and shock value. It's working. >>Warning: pic at the link<<
  • Houston-area woman organizes breastfeeding flash mob at Target stores

    12/28/2011 11:38:03 AM PST · by SmithL · 95 replies · 1+ views
    SFGate: Hot Topic ^ | 12/28/11 | Jillian Cohan
    Breastfeeding moms gathered around the country today, including about 50 in the Houston area, for “nurse-ins” in support of a Texas woman who says she was harassed last month while nursing her infant son at a Webster Target store. The nursing flash mobs were planned in 35 states after women heard about the case of Michelle Hickman, who says employees made her feel uncomfortable when she fed her son at the store while Christmas shopping last month. “I’ve gotten way more support than I imagined,” Hickman said today outside the Webster store. The beauty of the protest, she added, was...
  • Gov't advisers: No copays for contraceptives

    07/19/2011 3:09:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies · 1+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/19/11
    WASHINGTON – Millions of women stand to gain free access to a broad menu of birth control methods, thanks to a recommendation issued Tuesday by health experts advising the government. An Institute of Medicine panel recommended that the government require health insurance companies to cover birth control for women as preventive care, without copayments. Contraception — along with such care as diabetes tests during pregnancy and screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer — was one of eight recommended preventive services for women. "Unintended pregnancies carry health consequences for the mother — psychological, emotional and physical — and also...
  • New Doll That Teaches How To Breast Feed Causing Controversy

    07/17/2011 5:34:14 PM PDT · by Reddy · 45 replies
    CBSNew York ^ | 07-16-2011 | CBSNew York
    A new doll hitting stores in the U.S. is causing some controversy with parents. It’s called The Breast Milk Baby and it claims it teaches young girls how to breast feed. The doll is made by Berjuan Toys, a company out of Spain. It comes with a special halter top that has two flowers where nipples would be. When a little girl puts on the top and holds the baby doll up the flowers, it makes suckling sounds.
  • Breast-feeding mother 'told to leave council headquarters because she would offend Muslim visitors'

    07/15/2011 10:11:12 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Last updated at 11:19 AM on 14th July 2011 | Jaya Narain
    Council says it has no obligation to provide facilities but then makes embarrassing U-turn A mother was ordered not to breastfeed her baby in public because she was in a ‘multicultural building’. Emma Mitchell, 32, was about to feed 19-week-old son Aaron when a receptionist at a town hall warned her to stop. Last night Mrs Mitchell condemned council staff, saying it was time people recognised the law which allows nursing mothers to breastfeed in public. ‘It was just awful. I felt humiliated, intimidated and guilty through the whole thing,’ she said. ‘What I was doing was one of the...
  • A Chronic Case of Advanced Maternal Age

    03/23/2011 6:45:55 AM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 7 replies
    The Joyful Nonconformist Blog ^ | 03/23/11 | Joyful Nonconformist
    I'm not always very nice. I might as well clear that up right now. Case in point: When I found out I was expecting Mary (pregnancy #6 and child #8, for those of you who have lost count), I had reached the saturation point with snarky comments. I mean...yes, we knew what caused that; no, evidently we weren't done; not really working on our own baseball team; blah, blah, blah...never heard that one before! At best, I got a lot of blank stares, along with a side-order of whispered "Seriously?" whenever I would announce that I was pregnant. Again. So...
  • A 10-Pound Baby, a Zone Defense, and a Gentle and Quiet Spirit

    03/18/2011 4:09:17 AM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 1 replies
    The Joyful Nonconformist Blog ^ | 03/17/11 | Joyful Nonconformist
    It's a quote we've used many times over the years when people ask us how we can juggle so many kids: Any more than three is no big deal, because you have already learned how to make the switch from a man-to-man to a zone defense! (I don't know who first said this, but I thank him...and I figure if my basketball star brother ever finds himself reading this post, he might enjoy the metaphor!) Regardless of who deserves--but, alas, will never receive--the royalties for all the times we've said it, that little witticism bears more than a grain of...
  • If it moves, tax it. If it jiggles, subsidize it.

    02/15/2011 8:24:16 AM PST · by Bumpus2 · 8 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 2/15/11 | Blind Blueberry
    Good news girls, Michelle Obama wants to subsidize your boobs! Or at least the lactose producing parts of them. As part of her “Let’s Move” initiative, she wants to give you a tax break for breastfeeding your infant. Even better, she wants to force your employer to make sure you can!
  • Breast Feeding Benefits Boys' Brains [Australia]

    12/20/2010 9:21:15 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 22 replies · 2+ views
    MedPage Today ^ | December 20, 2010 | MedPage Today
    Breast feeding for at least six months has been associated with enhanced immunity and other benefits for children -- but a prospective study from Australia suggests breast feeding may also yield academic benefits later in a child's life, at least for boys. The study, which followed almost 3,000 children from birth onward, found those who were predominantly breast fed for six months or longer had significantly higher scores on standardized tests of reading, math, and spelling at age 10 compared with kids breast fed for shorter periods, according to Wendy Oddy, PhD, of Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in...
  • Coffee Shop expels breastfeeding mom, apologizes and organizes "Breastfeeding Friday".

    09/07/2010 10:18:46 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 173 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/7/10 | Facebook Post
    Cup of Serenity would like to apologize to TraidMommies, and to all breastfeeding mothers for the incident in our store yesterday. We are in full support of the planned nurse-in and will also support a "Breastfeeding Friday," and breastfeeding at anytime. We hope to turn our mistake into a way to help mothers everywhe...
  • Moms plan 'Nurse-In' to promote breastfeeding

    09/01/2010 10:51:17 AM PDT · by Immerito · 34 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 26, 2010 | EUGENE W. FIELDS
    ORANGE – A challenge to a woman's right to breastfeed in a local store has prompted mothers to stage a "Nurse-In" on Saturday. Rose Homme said she was shopping in Cost Plus World Market in The Village at Orange on Aug. 20 and about to leave when her 10-month-old son, Oliver, began to get fussy. "As I began walking out, I started to feed him," Homme said. An employee approached her and asked that she cover up or feed Oliver in the bathroom or outside the store. "I told her that it's California state law that I can feed my...
  • Controversy in Saudi Arabia over Fatwa Permitting Breastfeeding of Adults

    08/22/2010 7:58:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Memri ^ | 8-22-10
    Controversy in Saudi Arabia over Fatwa Permitting Breastfeeding of Adults By: Y. Admon* Introduction Sheikh 'Abd Al-Muhsin Al-'Obikan, an advisor at the Saudi Justice Ministry, recently issued a fatwa allowing the breastfeeding of adults. The fatwa is aimed at enabling an unrelated man and woman to be secluded in the same room, a situation which Islam considers forbidden gender mixing. The rationale behind the fatwa is that breastfeeding creates a bond of kinship between the man and woman, rendering the man her mahram,[1] thus making it acceptable for them to be together in seclusion. The fatwa created a stir...
  • Breastfeeding adult men sparks holy war

    08/05/2010 5:10:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies · 3+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 3, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    The Islamic population in the Middle East has been caught up in a new war, but it is its own enemy in the fight over a "fatwa" that authorizes the breastfeeding of adult men. "The fatwa-issuing thugs give orders, pass judgment, and make decisions: love is forbidden; looking [at a man] is a sin; expressions of love are contemptible – [but] as for breastfeeding, that is permissible, permissible, permissible," wrote Nadine Al-Budair, a presenter for the U.S. Arabic-language television station Al-Hurra. The dispute has been monitored by the Middle East Media Research Institute, which has compiled a history of it...
  • Breast Milk Sugars Give Infants a Protective Coat

    08/03/2010 9:08:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 339+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 2, 2010 | NICHOLAS WADE
    A large part of human milk cannot be digested by babies and seems to have a purpose quite different from infant nutrition — that of influencing the composition of the bacteria in the infant’s gut. The details of this three-way relationship between mother, child and gut microbes are being worked out by three researchers at the University of California, Davis — Bruce German, Carlito Lebrilla and David Mills. They and colleagues have found that a particular strain of bacterium, a subspecies of Bifidobacterium longum, possesses a special suite of genes that enable it to thrive on the indigestible component of...
  • Gisele Bundchen lays down the law for new moms

    08/03/2010 4:00:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies · 45+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 3, 2010 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    In honor of Tom Brady [stats]’s 33rd birthday today, we give you more bon mots from his bride, supermodel/supermommy Gisele Bundchen who doesn’t have, unlike her Patriots [team stats] QB/QT hubby, a Belichickian filter. This week’s dispatch from Planet Gi is that she proposes a “worldwide law” that new mothers “breastfeed their babies for six months.”
  • Breastfeeding moms plan protest at park

    07/07/2010 9:07:52 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 75 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Anika Myers Palm
    Several moms are planning a protest at an Orange County park after they say a park employee tried to stop them from nursing their infants in public. Two of the mothers say a lifeguard at Kelly Park at Rock Springs in Apopka blew a whistle and told them that they were exposing themselves and breaking the law as they nursed their infants last month. Shawna Mitchell and Celena Chavez said a manager at the park did not know whether it was legal for the women to breastfeed publicly. A mother can breastfeed her child anywhere the mother is authorized to...
  • Probiotic found in breast milk helps alleviate symptoms of digestive disorders

    06/02/2010 4:17:06 PM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies · 260+ views
    New research published in the FASEB Journal suggests that Lactobacillus reuteri immediately affects nerves in the gut, explaining how probiotics workHere's another reason to breast feed your baby: Canadian researchers have discovered how a probiotic found in breastmilk reduces or eliminates painful cramping in the gut. In a new research report published online in the FASEB Journal (, these scientists use mice to show that a specific strain of Lactobacillus reuteri decreases the force of muscle contractions in the gut within minutes of exposure. This bacterium naturally occurs in the gut of many mammals and can be found in human...
  • Saudi Scholar's Fatwa Wades Into Controversy (Men Should Drink Breast Milk Before Contact w/ Women)

    05/23/2010 1:48:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies · 1,077+ views ^ | May 22, 2010 | Habib Toumi, Bahrain Bureau Chief
    Saudi scholar's fatwa wades into controversy Saudi scholar gets into trouble for saying that women could give their milk to men for maternal relations Manama: A Saudi scholar has waded into controversy after he said that women could give their milk to men to establish a degree of maternal relations and get around a strict religious ban on mixing between unrelated men and women. According to Shaikh Abdul Mohsin Al Abaican, a consultant at Saudi Arabia's royal court, a man who often entered a house and came in contact with the womenfolk there should be made symbolically related to the...
  • Study: Breast-feeding would save lives, money (if babies were fed only breast-milk first 6 months)

    04/05/2010 2:31:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,266+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/5/10 | Lindsay Tanner - ap
    CHICAGO – The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women fed their babies breast milk only for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says. Those startling results, published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, are only an estimate. But several experts who reviewed the analysis said the methods and conclusions seem sound. "The health care system has got to be aware that breast-feeding makes a profound difference," said Dr. Ruth Lawrence, who heads the American Academy of Pediatrics' breast-feeding section. The findings suggest...
  • Couple sues over being given wrong baby

    02/13/2010 10:35:29 AM PST · by Krankor · 104 replies · 1,754+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2/13/2010 | Lisa Donovan
    The day after her son was born, Jennifer Spiegel was awakened about 4 a.m. in her Evanston Hospital room and told by a staffer, "Your baby wants you." A patient-care technician then wheeled a newborn in and handed him to Spiegel, who breast-fed him. But it wasn't her son, according to a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. A surprised nurse walked in while Spiegel was breast-feeding the boy and realized the mix-up, the Spiegels told the Chicago Sun-Times.