If you haven’t heard of Naked Breast-feeding Yoga Mom, you are probably one of the billions of people who doesn’t care about Instagram drama. Wanna know what that makes you? More
Alyssa Milano is unusually open about breastfeeding while shooting the pilot of ABC’s new show Mistresses, when she had to halt production every twenty minutes. More
Cougar Life, a “the premier online dating service that pairs women in their prime with younger men,” is taking down its controversial new LA billboard after pressure from the community. What’s so controversial about the billboard, you ask? It depicts a naked breastfeeding woman with the word “Jealous?” in a thought bubble attributed to her (presumably male) baby. Yeeesh. More
Remember Shanna Moakler, Travis Barker of Blink-182′s ex-wife? (Who else watched their reality show Meet The Barkers circa 2005? Holla!) Well, her latest claim to fame is her recent comments that breastfeeding is “gross” and “incestual.” Because participating in a biological process that’s been going on for millennia is on par with incest? O-kay. More
In bizarre but interesting lady-part news: A study of “breast appearance and aging in twins” found that breastfeeding and daily moisturizing can keep your twins looking pretty as you age.* Published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the study looked at identical twins to see how lifestyle and environmental factors contribute aesthetically to aging breasts. More
Since giving birth to her first child on Sunday, Snooki has been a real pal about keeping the world up-to-date on what she’s up to. Tweeting everything from her messy hair to her approach to sleep (“We just take lots of naps”), the reality TV star seems to be on a mission to show to her many critics that she is, in fact, a good mom. But by far the biggest proof that Snook is a real human being with real emotions is her newfound appreciation for breastfeeding. More
This may come as a shock to all breastfeeding advocates who say the breast is always best when it comes to our babies, but I hated breastfeeding. There wasn’t a single thing about it that I liked or enjoyed or felt inspired to keep doing, so I quit after a few weeks. Thank goodness that was years ago, because nowadays, the pressure to breastfeed is out of control and people everywhere–even fellow moms, men and women who have never tried it–are attempting to force and shame us into having our child attached to our boobs for the first six months (or longer) of their little lives. More
So did you hear how New York City is trying to ban baby formula? And how in order to make new mothers breastfeed, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to sign an executive order stating that city hospitals must hand over all baby formula to City Hall by the end of the week? At which point Bloomberg will personally lead a crowd of hippies and socialists in dumping it in the East River à la the Boston Tea Party? More
A new study out of Britain says there’s evidence that breastfeeding might actually contribute to lower body weight later in life. According to the findings, just six months of breastfeeding could lower the risk of obesity for up to 30 years in the future. Which isn’t entirely surprising–people are always touting the benefits of breastfeeding when it comes to post-baby weight loss–but it is interesting to hear that it can also help with weight management long after the kids have gone to college. More
We have a lot of opinions about nutrition, natural medicine, and drugs here at Blisstree, but we also assume that everyone has the right to make their own decisions about what to do with their bodies. Not in France: Last week, French couple Joel and Sergine Le Moaligou were sentenced to five years in prison for “neglect and deprivation” of their 11-month-old daughter, after prosecutors argued that homeopathic medicine, veganism, and breastfeeding killed their baby when they failed to take their doctor’s advice. Doctors are frequently sued for malpractice, but this case raises an unusual question: Should patients also be culpable for choosing unconventional treatment plans?
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New research suggests that breastfeeding for a month or longer will reduce a woman’s risk of developing diabetes later in life. Celebrity moms and normal women alike are preaching about the benefits of breastfeeding in an amusing PSA in celebration of National Breastfeeding Month. More
Dear Gisele Bündchen: We appreciate that your life is hard. You’re married to Tom Brady. You got to take time off work to spend with your newborn. Oh, and you’re a supermodel. Gisele told Harper’s Bazaar that if it were … More
Nursing covers are not for everyone, but if a cover helps you feel more comfortable breastfeeding in public, you might be glad to find these instructions to sew your own “Bebe au Lait”-style nursing cover. Heather at Sleek Mama created … More