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  • Breastfeeding mom slams dentist who told her to cover up

    12/05/2018 1:36:05 PM PST · by conservative98 · 84 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 5, 2018 | 4:09pm | y Tamar Lapin
    An upstate mom blasted her dentist as “Dr. Ignorant” for telling her she needed to stop breastfeeding in an exam room. Mother-of-two Tiffany Elliott, from Irondequoit in suburban Rochester, said she was “beside herself” after being “shamed” by her dentist, Dr. Robin Craig, for starting to breastfeed her 9-month-old daughter, Ember, during her older daughter’s appointment. “I had Ember cradled and one hand at the bottom of my shirt, with ZERO skin exposed. Dr. Ignorant then says, ‘Ok I’m uncomfortable and whatever you are doing there needs to stop!’, while motioning around her chest with her hands frantically,” Elliott, 30,...
  • Texas Roadhouse apologizes for asking breastfeeding mother to cover up

    11/18/2018 8:58:07 AM PST · by conservative98 · 177 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 18, 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    A Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Louisville, Ky., has apologized to a mother who was asked by a manager to cover up while she was breastfeeding her seven-week-old daughter. Sadie Durbin began nursing her infant daughter while she was dining at the American chain restaurant with her family, she wrote in a now-viral Facebook post, when a manager came over and told her to cover up. “David Mitchell, a manager at the Texas Roadhouse on Shelbyville Road, brought me a napkin and tried lying it over my 7 week old nursing infant's face as he explained that he had another patron...
  • Breastfeeding pods now trending at sports stadiums

    10/12/2018 10:26:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | October 13, 2018 | Staff
    A new trend is giving a break to breastfeeding sports fans. Lactation stations have started popping up in sports spaces: basketball arenas and baseball and football stadiums. Unlike bathroom stalls, lactation stations give moms a quiet and sanitary place to nurse their children—which most moms didn’t have just two decades ago. In 1999, Americans were almost evenly divided on whether they felt breastfeeding mothers should do so in public or private, with nearly a third neither agreeing nor disagreeing. Today, over half of Americans say they feel comfortable with mothers breastfeeding near them—yet many public places aren’t the most sanitary....
  • President Trump Hammers the NYTimes For Fake News Story About UN Breastfeeding

    07/09/2018 10:42:24 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7-9-2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    The failing NY Times Fake News story today about breast feeding must be called out. The U.S. strongly supports breast feeding but we don’t believe women should be denied access to formula. Many women need this option because of malnutrition and poverty.
  • U.S. Opposition to [UN] Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials [NYT slant piece]

    07/09/2018 10:08:27 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 8, 2018 | Andrew Jacobs of the New York Times
  • Wedding party's breastfeeding request spurs debate |

    10/17/2017 1:47:48 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 28 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10/17/17
    Ceara LaFrance never knew a social media post would create such a storm. It's been several weeks since the post to Facebook about breastfeeding and the responses on both sides of the issue are still rolling in. It started with a wedding invitation LaFrance and her husband received from the wedding couple Shelby and Garrett. Ceara's husband just so happens to be the groom's best man. The wedding invitation came with a request to nursing moms to breastfeed in a designated area. "It's something that is natural that shouldn't be shamed," said LaFrance.
  • Woman drank beer while breastfeeding baby at bar, court docs say (Indiana)

    06/19/2017 7:51:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    WISH (Indiana) ^ | June 19, 2017
    Michael Trosclair, 45, and Shari Treba, 42, both face felony neglect of a dependent charges, along with misdemeanor public intoxication charges. Authorities say the pair were in town for a work conference when a witness reported Treba drinking alcohol while breastfeeding a baby outside a downtown bar. According to a probable cause affidavit, around 12:38 a.m. June 16, officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to Wild Beaver Saloon at 20 E. Maryland St. on a report that a woman was breastfeeding an infant while drinking alcohol, as well as soliciting customers for beer.
  • ....Mother says she was told to leave a CHURCH for breastfeeding

    04/27/2017 12:10:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 95 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 27, 2017 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: 'We don't want to make a man uncomfortable in church': Mother says she was told to leave a CHURCH for breastfeeding A breastfeeding mother claims she was escorted out of a church service in Virginia and was told: 'We don't want to make a man uncomfortable in church.' Annie Peguero has posted a video on Facebook about her treatment on Sunday at the Summit Church in Springfield and said she would never go back there. Peguero, a personal trainer and military wife, said a church official told her: 'We don't want to make a man uncomfortable in church,...
  • Globe and Mail suspends columnist Leah McLaren after breastfeeding controversy

    03/30/2017 11:31:10 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 26 replies
    Toronto Star | March 30, 2017 | Staff
    Suspension follows social media furor over a column in which the writer described her attempt to breastfeed MP Michael Chong’s baby without his knowledge. .... The Globe and Mail has suspended marquee columnist Leah McLaren for a week. A source told the Star that McLaren, who wrote about her attempt to breastfeed Tory Leadership candidate Michael Chong’s baby without his knowledge and at a time when she was not lactating herself, has been forbidden to comment on her controversial column or on her suspension. Calls and e-mails to the newspaper were not immediately returned Thursday. McLaren told the Star by...
  • 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...