OK, here’s the situation… I have a newborn photoshoot at someone’s home on Sunday. I was planning on having Jody and Julian come along with me in case Julian needed to nurse, while my sister watched Ava at our house. My sister had an emergency come up with her boyfriend who lives out of state and is now going there this weekend, so she can’t watch Ava. I can’t very well have Jody bring both of them and expect to get anything done. Ava will want to be right in the action. LOL. So we were thinking that I could pump some milk and ifRead More →
We interrupt the latest boob/breastmilk coverage to bring you this breaking news story… Julian rolled over (from tummy to back) about five times today! :) But, but, but…wasn’t he just born yesterday? How can it be that he’s already old enough to roll over?! (He’s 3 months, and 4 days old.) It happened while Jody was at work today so he’s yet to see the little man in action. We tried for a reenactment this evening, but he didn’t feel like entertaining us. He did, however, manage to scoot himself backwards several inches. I’m so not ready for him to start on the path toRead More →
If you missed the original post about an Ohio daycare center charging a breastfeeding mom an extra $50/week breast milk surcharge and labeling the milk “biohazard,” please get up to speed here or to directly to Breastfeeding 123 for the whole story. In actuality, “the Centers for Disease Control does not consider breast milk a hazardous bodily fluid and breast milk thus does not require any special handling, protection or storage by the daycare provider. Breast-fed babies are sick less often and less severely, translating into fewer illnesses spreading to the other children and the daycare staff.” So why is this daycare freaking out andRead More →
I couldn’t make up my mind, so I’m posting two this week. (And yeah, I know I have my photography blog now, but I figured I’d keep the BSM posts over here still, at least for the time being.) Visit Tracey over at Picture This to see everyone else’s best shots. :)
And here I thought the MySpace thing was bad. Get a load of this! “There’s a mother named Robin Neorr here in the Columbus area. After her daughter was born late last year and she went back to work, she enrolled her daughter in one of the City Kids Daycare in downtown Columbus. Robin was told that she would need to pay an extra $50 per WEEK because her 3 month old daughter is breastfed. You read that right, an extra $50 a week to feed that little girl the best food available for her.” Read the whole article here at The Lactivist Breastfeeding Blog:Read More →
Thanks to HappyMum on Maya’s Mom for bringing this to my attention. Myspace.com has removed a picture of a nursing baby (see below) from a Tacoma, Washington woman’s page because it “violates MySpace policies against nudity and sexually suggestive images.” Myspace also threatened to delete her page if she continues to post the picture. (!!!) Here’s the photo: Here’s the story: http://breastfeeding.blog.motherwear.com/2007/02/myspace_removes.html or http://www.kirotv.com/news/11083731/detail.html Here’s the online petition to sign in response: http://www.petitiononline.com/Brstfeed/petition.html I think the people at MySpace could find better things to do with their time, like remove actual pornographic pictures maybe. Oy.