Rape Victims in Breastfeeding Families Are Suffering in Silence: Red My Lips 2015

Alongside this Breastfeeding Awareness Media Campaign, I have had the opportunity to use my photography to help another important and very personal campaign, Red My Lips. This International Non Profit Organization runs a month-long ...

Active Duty Military Mom’s Best Breastfeeding Resource, Hands Down: Community Trail Blazer - Robyn Roche-Paull, BS, IBCLC, LLLL

  I joined the U.S. Navy right out of high school, following in a long line of family members who have served in the military. My grandfather served in the Army in WW1, my uncle served in the Air Force during Vietnam, and my older ...

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12 Real Life Photos of Black Mothers Breastfeeding, Regardless of What Statistics Say: You Can no longer deny why We Need Black Breastfeeding Week

It is understood around the world that women of color, specifically black women, face the most complex challenges in maternal, birth, and breastfeeding support. Maternal death, black infant mortality, and black breastfeeding rates at ...

I am Enough: Mom Thoughts by Jessica T.

“I’m sitting here rocking Sister… She fell asleep while nursing. I was going to lay her down because I “have so much to do” but I just keep rocking. ‘One more minute’ I keep telling myself but ...

Reading About the Benefits of Breastfeeding Helped me Make My Decision: Community Trailblazer, Kristina Pulistar - Founder of Milk for Brixton Project

No one in my immediate family breastfed, I was never around it, in fact I had never even SEEN someone nurse their baby until I was 23 years old. I was a nanny and the mother nursed her baby on her work from home days. It wasn’t ...

Virginia Passes Law for Mothers to Breastfeed in Public

Exclusive Interview: Virginia Public Breastfeeding Bills Pass, Unanimously: Kate Noon and the VA Alliance for Breastfeeding Laws

Since the beginning of the new year, Virginia Breastfeeding Advocates have been contacting their delegates to change the way moms will be treated when they need to breastfeed their children in public, CBS 6 reported. Current VA Law ...

Crystal McCullough & The Big Woody’s Incident

My name is Crystal and I am married to my husband Mike. I have a smart 11 year old step son named Aidan and I am still nursing my 14 month old daughter, Miranda. She was born a day after her due date. Sept. 12, 2013 this 6 lb 1 oz tiny ...

Faithful Mother of 8, Exclusively Pumps for 8 weeks Before First Latch: Breastfeeding Story by Crystal

“I’m the mother of eight wonderful kids!  My life is pretty wild to say the least.  My husband and I decided we wanted to have a baby between the two of us last year. Seeing how we already have his, mine, and theirs. Why not have ...

Nursing Awesome: Breastfeeding Story by Jennifer

I exclusively pumped breast milk for my daughter, Karmyn until she was 3 months old. She was premature at 34 weeks gestation weighing 4 lbs 1 oz & with health issues relating to her ealy birth she could not be held or breastfed at ...

My Milky Way: Breastfeeding Story by Maegan

Let me start by saying that we, as women, have been given the most beautiful gift to be able to bear children. The fact that we can also continue to provide nourishment for them even after womb-life, is just astounding to me as a ...

Breastfeeding Moms Join Forces to Donate Milk to Baby After Tragic Loss of Mother: Milk for Brixton Project

It is with a heavy heart that I share this story with you to start off the new year. My hope is that it will inspire each of you to rise up, this year, to take action in your own breastfeeding community and get involved by supporting ...

Jack newman

I am a fan of indiscreet breastfeeding; the more people see babies at the breast, the more normal it will become. – Jack Newman

American Mother Breastfeeding in Argentina: Breastfeeding Story by Kelsey

Where to begin, where too begin. I am from Michigan originally. Currently, however, I am living in Barranqueras, Chaco, Argentina. I know, it’s a mouthful right? 🙂 I am 25, a full-time mom, wife, and co-owner of a mini-market in ...

A Humble Dissection of Two Similar Breastfeeding Graduation Pictures: Breastfeeding at Graduation by Vanessa Simmons

I have spent the entire day trying to wrap my head around this issue. Some are calling it racism, and others are referring to it as social status, but the difference in the media coverage of these two breastfeeding graduates is ...

How Public Breastfeeding Photography is Changing the World: Community Trail Blazer, Leilani Rogers - Founder of the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project

I have 4 children, ages 8 to 15. I breastfed them all, but it was a tough journey. Breastfeeding was very important to me, it just did not come easy.  My first 2 babies were premature, and that presented some unique ...

What Victoria’s Secret Taught Me About My Postpartum Body: Breastfeeding & Body by Mangie

Have you walked by a Victoria’s Secret store in your mommy outfit and felt, well, a little uneasy? Furthermore, have you ever had the opportunity to breastfeed in front of the store, take the time to observe their marketing campaign, ...

Active Duty Military Mom Exclusively Breastfeeds Premature Baby: Breastfeeding Story by LaDonna

This active duty, Air Force, military mom is nothing short of the term “badass breastfeeder.” Her story will encourage you to overcome any and every obstacle that you face on your journey through motherhood! My daughter was ...

5 Easy Ways to Normalize Uncovered Breastfeeding in Public

When you make plans to finally get out and away from the house, nursing your baby in public should be the very last thing you should worry about next to – “Did I bring enough diapers? Did I pack enough changes of clothes? ...

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A long, long road to Exclusively Breastfeeding my Baby: Breastfeeding Story by Vanessa Simmons

Ever since I was a little girl, my plan was to follow in my mother’s footsteps by birthing naturally and by breastfeeding my babies. I am extremely grateful that she provided this example for me because it has fostered health and ...

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