Tag Archives: breastfeeding

Breastfeeding mother told to “be more discreet” plans nurse-in

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Nurse-in. (noun) An event that brings together breastfeeding mothers, particularly after one or more have been asked to not breastfeed in public.  A group of Maine mothers is planning a “nurse-in” today at a Lewiston restaurant after what one mother says was a “humiliating” experience. Stephanie Parise started a Facebook event and had more than […]

How you can cash in on breastfeeding this year

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Breast-feeding mothers who purchase supplies like pump parts, breast pads and storage bags can now claim those items on their taxes thanks to a recent change to the Internal Revenue Service code outlining deductible medical expenses. Previously, pumps and breast-feeding-related items were not included in the “Medical and Dental” expenses category but after lobbying from […]

Snow storms and breastmilk

Every breastfeeding momma knows breastmilk is liquid gold. It’s antibacterial properties cure infections like pink eye and athletes foot and it’s a whole lot cheaper than formula. So when mega snow storms threaten mass outages, breastfeeding mothers, particularly those who pump, tend to panic. Double electric pumps don’t pump when there isn’t power. And according […]

The lies parents tell themselves and others

I haven’t been a parent long, but it’s been long enough to know that half the things I said I’d always or never do before kids were lies. I guess that’s why always and never are two words we should always remember never to use eh? Here’s a few lies we told ourselves and anyone […]

On nursing in public

NIP. Nursing. In. Public. Three little words making headline after headline thanks to a article in Glamour about Olivia Wilde’s recent photo shoot for the magazine’s September issue. The photo is notable only because she is nursing her son at what appears to be a restaurant table. I know a lot of women who breastfeed. […]

It’s a breastfeeding flash mob

  CALLING all Maine nursing mommas! Join others at Knowlton Park Saturday at 10:30 for the annual Big Latch On, an attempt to break last year’s record of 14,536 children simultaneously breastfeeding in 28 countries. The Big Latch On is an effort that started in New Zealand in 2005 as part of World Breastfeeding Week, […]