Philadelphia Billboards, Bus Cards and Train Platforms Share a “Feeding your Baby is NORMAL” Campaign

If you have been following my viral project for the last 4 (almost 5 years), then you already know that I have been traveling around on the Normalize Breastfeeding Tour photographing diverse variations of normal breastfeeding, across ...

5 Reasons 2016 was “The Year of the Brelfie” & New Year’s Eve Giveaway: ENTER OUR NYE GIVEAWAY BELOW

2016 has been a difficult year to push through. Last year we held a giveaway to bless a special mom out there with breast milk jewelry to honor her journey. I would have liked to do more with this project during this past year, even ...

Meet the Creator of “Tree of Life” Breastfeeding Photos, Read Praise by PicsArt App, Enter BFMT Photo Contest

Last week breastfeeding broke the internet and put a dent in servers worldwide when a mom and photographer decided to create and share an edited photo of a her breastfeeding selfie, also known as a #brelfie, displaying a tree and ...

Many Thanks To 12 INCREDIBLE Moms Who Helped Bring the Normalize Breastfeeding Tour to Life: Our Commitment Starts With Breastfeeding Families

When I started this project in June 2014, I had no idea the type of impact it would have on so many families around the world. I was asked very early on if we had local chapters for mothers to find support. At the time we did not, ...

Philadelphia, PA – Normalize Breastfeeding Tour

I touched down in Philadelphia just in time to celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week with one of our local chapters. If I were to tell the stories behind HOW we plan these tour stops that would be another blog in and of itself! I ...

New Orleans, LA – Normalize Breastfeeding Tour: Up Against Some of the Lowest Rates in the Country

Normally, I fly in on a Thursday so that I have time to get settled. For this particular location, I felt that it was important to consider the needs of my family first. I made arrangements to change my flight to leave on Friday ...

UPDATED: After WIC Brand Makeover, NWA Announces Breakup with Formula Companies

The National WIC Association announced its decision to sever ties with infant formula manufacturers at the their conference in Denver, Colorado this morning. The press release reads: “Denver, CO: This morning, National WIC ...

EVENT: Charlotte, NC #NBFtour: October 22, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center will be sponsoring our tour efforts in Charlotte, North Carolina. The best part about this tour stop is that it is where our largest local chapter has grown ...

EXCLUSIVE: “Breastfeeding Supporters” Leave BFMT for Celebrating #BBW16: #CommitToSomething #NormalizeBreastfeeding

The owner of Breastfeeding Mama Talk, Kristy Kemp, has used her platform to support breastfeeding in many ways. Last week, she aligned her community with the efforts of Black Breastfeeding Week, which is celebrated annually August ...

San Diego Judoka Breastfeeds Toddler at California State Games: Featuring Heisei Judo Dojo at Southwestern College

If you are following my personal profile on Facebook you know that I have been training Judo at the Heisei Judo Dojo in Chula Vista twice a week for more than a year! I have been making an effort recently to be more consistent with ...

Press Release: 2nd Annual “Normalize Breastfeeding Day”: Proclaimed by 5 Mayors in the United States to Help Normalize Breastfeeding

June 27, 2016 is our 2nd Annual Pledge Event – #idtNBF16 the International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding. Join us as we collaborate with organizations worldwide to celebrate the launch of this project two years ago. In 2015, the ...

Oklahoma City, OK – Normalize Breastfeeding Tour: When Life Happens, Give a Gift of Love

I headed out to Oklahoma City and man was I in for a surprise! This city has the kind of hometown feel that made me want to pack up my family and move there right away – if I could only bring the San Diego weather along with me! ...

Breastfeeding Harassment Successfully Shut Down at the San Diego Commissary: Guest Blogger - Stephanie Persinger, CLE

I am not the most discreet person that you will see breastfeeding, but I don’t have to be. On Saturday, I went to the commissary in San Diego with both of my kids (5 and 2). My 2 year old still nurses a lot, especially when she ...

Washington, DC – Normalize Breastfeeding Tour: Breastfeeding Laws & Combat Boots

Only one word describes my trip to Ashburn, Virginia and Washington, DC — unforgettable. Friday afternoon, I was invited to present my work at the Loudon County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting, which was held at the INOVA Natural ...

Nationwide Nurse-In 2016 Giveaway

Last year Laura Delmonico created a national effort to raise awareness about breastfeeding and pumping laws in the United States. It is an annual event, held at every state capitol building, called the Nationwide Nurse-In! ...

Las Vegas, NV – Normalize Breastfeeding Tour: Unveiling the Normalize Breastfeeding Tour

Even though our original theme of the #NBFtour was to hold a meetup event in the areas where we have local groups, it just wasn’t a good fit for the tour regarding the expenses that come along with it. I had to rethink it all ...

Countless Black Breastfeeding Moms Share Gripping Dad-With-Baby Photos: Community Trail Blazers: Mocha Milkies Cafe - Breastfeeding Support for Black Moms

It is undeniable when you turn on your television today, that you will see and hear about negative stories regarding black men in the media. Day after day, month after month, year after year, the body count grows in street wars and ...

Choosing Not to Breastfeed Was My Revolutionary Act: Guest Blogger LaSha, The Kinfolk Kollective

Within 30 minutes of the delivering my son, a lactation nurse was in my room giving me information about breastfeeding. She was adamant about convincing me to at least see if my baby would latch on to my breast, but I was tired and she ...

UPDATED: Produce-Style Breastfeeding Stickers via BooneOakley: Exclusive Interview - Mary Gross, Boone Oakley

North Carolina ad agency, BooneOakley, is stepping up to the challenge to move breastfeeding into mainstream advertising to remind mothers and providers how nutritious breast milk is for human babies. Their campaign is purposeful and ...

Breastfeeding & Lead Exposure (WJRT, ABC 12)

To all of the breastfeeding moms in Flint, Michigan, please be encouraged. Nursing is still a healthy option for you and your baby. Contact the Michigan Breastfeeding Network for more information. “Breastfeeding is almost always ...

EXCLUSIVE: Produce-Style Stickers Promote Breastfeeding: Exclusive Interview - Mary Gross, Boone Oakley

North Carolina ad agency, BooneOakley, is stepping up to the challenge to move breastfeeding into mainstream advertising to remind mothers and providers how nutritious breast milk is for human babies. Their campaign is purposeful and ...

One year Breastfeeding, Photo Celebration

Kennedy was 10 days late and she, literally, came flying out in one hour and 19 minutes! I had an amazing all natural birth. She latched on instantly. At first, it hurt; I was in a lot of pain. I was crying in the bathroom in front of ...

“I always trusted my instincts.”: Featured Photographer - Linn Memran Photography

Hi, I’m Linn. I am a 38-year-old mother. The mother of Mia. Her birth took about 5 hours, from the time we left home to head over to the hospital. I was clear with my partner to not let them give me epidural. When the pain ...

Our Bodies Are Wondrous Things, Let’s Trust Them: Featured Photographer - Lacey Barratt Photography

When I was pregnant with my first son, I always wondered what breastfeeding would feel like. If it would be ‘weird’ having another human ‘suck’ milk from my body. I thought it sounded nice, nourishing another ...

MLK day: Reflections on Breastfeeding Justice: Guest Blogger Aunchalee Palmquist, Anthrolactology

Today is a day when we reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day, I bet most people won’t be thinking about breastfeeding. But I will be. African American women have the highest rates of perinatal ...

After 22 Breastfeeding Photos Reported, Mom Seeks a Policy Change From Facebook: Mom Thoughts On #Brelfie Harassment

Breastfeeding has taken over social media during the last 5 years and only for the past two years has Facebook created a policy that “supports” breastfeeding for mothers to share their breastfeeding images, without having ...

Best Response EVER to Wendy Williams RE: Alyssa Milano’s Breastfeeding: Mom Thoughts on Ignorance in the Media

In case you missed it, Wendy Williams decided to bring Alyssa Milano to her show in an effort to put breastfeeding moms sharing #brelfies in their place… [videoembed type=”youtube” ratio=”sixteen_by_nine” ...

Breast Milk Jewelry – New Year’s Giveaway: Indigo Willow Breast Milk Jewelry & Keepsakes

Let me start by saying breast milk is AWESOME. Not only is it the perfect blend of nutrients and antibodies, it has anti-viral, anti-fungal, and disease fighting properties. Breast milk can be used to treat eczema, pink eye, sties, ear ...

44 Gallons of Breast Milk, Almost Down the Drain: Community Trail Blazer: Gina Tang - The Soular Power System

It all started because I wanted to get my milk supply up and running strong—the better to shed baby weight, and offset the effects of six sedentary weeks of postpartum. Of course I was motivated by the prospect of nurturing my child ...

Mother Humiliated for Breastfeeding by Marshalls’ Employee

  Yesterday, Karina Gomez, was humiliated by an employee at the Marshalls department store. When found breastfeeding, she was denied her right to breastfeed in public and not only was she directed away from nursing in the store, ...

11 Candid Photos Ode to Normalizing Black Breastfeeding Week: #BBW15 // #NormalizeBfing

Last week, I planned to capture professional quality self-portraits for Black Breastfeeding Week to share on social media. However, the convenience of smart phone photography was unbeatable and I challenged myself to only use my mobile ...

Viral Cincinnati Photo Censored by News During Breastfeeding Segment: "Stop Censoring Motherhood" Continues

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, photographer, Lauren Carson of Drawing in Light Photography, shared her collection of beautiful images of mothers breastfeeding their children. One image in particular went viral as it displayed a ...

10 Photographs that Bring Attention to Breastfeeding Laws

National Breastfeeding Month is well underway and ironically we are seeing more discrimination, harassment, and public shaming of breastfeeding mothers now that the national celebration has begun. As the first 7 days focused on the ...

Celebrate Breastfeeding Laws & Raise Awareness About The Laws That Don’t Exist: Breastfeeding Law Awareness Day, August 10th

It took a significant amount of planning to develop the idea for the first International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding. However, most of the difficult work began only one week before the day. We started to receive tons of requests to ...

Access Hollywood Announces International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding w/ Nicole Trunfio: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Australian model, Nicole Trunfio , tells Access Hollywood about her tongue tie and lip tie issues while nursing before they had a release performed by a Pediatric Dentist. She also made sure that Access hosts announced the ...

Third Nurse-In at Idaho State Capitol for National Awareness: End the Discrimination, For Mothers & Babies

After speaking with Boise, Idaho mom, Amy Miller, about the difficulty in attempting to pass statewide breastfeeding laws to protect mothers and children from discrimination while nursing in public, it is now time that we go full swing ...

Episode #3: Black Breastfeeding History Documentary

WATCH LIVE 6/12/15 @ 830am EST   I talk with Afrykayn Moon, mother and breastfeeding advocate about her feature-length documentary film, currently in the funding stage, which focuses on exploring the disparaging breastfeeding ...

Podcast Episode #2: RECAP Nurse-In At the Today Show

Jill DeLorenzo to give a RECAP from the Nurse In At the Today Show, her Petition to NBC to Stop Shaming Breastfeeding Mothers with over 6,000 signatures, and we will talk about the 1st World Breastfeeding Week Positive Media ...

Neighbors Threaten Oklahoma Mom with Eviction, Breastfeeding On Front Porch

  Oklahoma mother, Missy Smith, breastfed her daughter on her porch like normal everyday, especially when the weather was nice. It was when her landlord told her that her neighbors had been complaining and threatening to contact ...

FedEx Claims Rep Offers Apology for not Shipping Breast Milk: Mom Shares Breast Milk Transport Incident

Since I was a little girl I knew that when it was my turn to become a mother, I was going to breastfeed. I grew up learning that ‘Breast is Best’, about the benefits to breastfeeding for mother and child. I have been breastfeeding my ...

Our Journey Together: Breastfeeding Story by Amber C. - FedEx Transport Incident

December 11th 2014 my water broke at 2:30 am. After my water breaking (I heard and felt a POP) my contractions started about 30 minutes later. We left for the hospital at 5:30am, arriving at 6:10am. At 8:53am I was 3 centimeters ...

12 Facts About What a “Nurse-in” Should Really Look Like: Community Trail Blazer: Jill DeLorenzo - Nurse-In At the Today Show

Jill DeLorenzo is a mother who, as she describes it, “fell into” breastfeeding activism after enduring demands to cover up or leave while nursing her children at her (now former) gym facility. She was a key part of the ...

WATCH LIVE Nurse-In RE: Kathie Lee & Hoda Label Nursing In Public TMI: Podcast Launch Event

  [videoembed type=”youtube” ratio=”sixteen_by_nine” url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnPgpjtMsJw#” width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”aligncenter” ] ***We ...

Nationwide Nurse-In Against Discrimination: Breastfeeding Mother Reminds Public That Breastfeeding Laws Exist

This Friday, April 24,2015, will mark the beginning of an annual event that brings breastfeeding mothers and supporters together at their individual state capitals to bring awareness to public breastfeeding laws that are being broken ...

If You’re Engorged, Don’t Pump: Community Trail Blazer: Laura Delmonico, Nationwide Nurse-In

When I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter, Annelyne, I had no doubt in my mind that I was going to breastfeed her. She latched right away and I told the nurse that I didn’t need a visit from the lactation consultant ...

Translated: Mom Shamed for Breastfeeding in Public at a park: Woman Angry Because Her Husband Is Watching mother Breastfeed

On April 15th, my birthday no less, the Univision 34 Los Angeles FB page posted this video of a public breastfeeding incident, recorded as it was happening. It angers me, but it also shows me even more why your Pledge to Normalize ...

Advocating for Moms Did Not Come From My Personal Experience: Community Trail Blazer | Kristy Kemp, BFMT

Let me start off by saying that my love for breastfeeding certainly did not come from my own personal experience with it. When I had my son a little over 4 years ago I did not have far as much knowledge for breastfeeding and many other ...

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