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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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! ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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” ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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