Trevor MacDonald, a trans father in Canada who has breastfed his son for over a year, was rejected by La Leche League as a volunteer leader because of his gender identity.
The key difference between Europe and the United States when it comes to breastfeeding are legal protections of paid parental leave, paid sick leave, and, in some cases allowances for longer lunch hours to breastfeed.
Until just a few weeks ago, new mothers who were applying to law school were in a pretty unforgiving situation while taking the LSAT: they were not allowed any extra breaks during the lengthy exam so that they could pump breast milk or nurse their babies.
In all the debate about breastfeeding and parenting, I know some choices will work for some mothers and not for others. But it is critical that as a society, we have the policies and infrastructure in place to support those decisions.
Stephanie Greene is being charged with murder. Her crime? Breastfeeding her newborn.
Virtually every one of the IOM recommendations will greatly benefit Latina women. whether they are seeking to plan and space pregnancies, have healthy pregnancies, keep their infants healthy, or get basic preventive healthcare.
Where do you store your lunch? The refrigerator is the hot spot at my office around lunchtime. However, an infant being breastfeed doesn’t store their lunch in the fridge. Their mother produces the meal. Ensuring that the meal is able to get to the infant, we need to support breastfeeding in the work place.
What could be controversial about First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to improve infant health by promoting breastfeeding? For Rep. Michele Bachmann, everything.
Since when is the IRS the good guy? This week they are by changing their minds and making a decision that will affect the health of women and children across the US.
The IRS announced today that, contrary to it’s original decision, the cost of breastfeeding supplies will now be covered under a family’s flexible spending account, as pre-tax funds.