Breastfeeding in Public

Are Breastfeeding Moms Extraordinary Or Exhibitionists?

Tracy Gillett | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Tracy Gillett

Cracked nipples. Engorged breasts. Improper latches. Mastitis. Bites. Nursing on demand every two hours. Loss of independence. And now, judgmental stares and nasty comments. For most mothers, disapproval, from strangers is the least of our worries. We've given birth. We're enduring a level of sleep deprivation most would consider a form of torture. We're tough. We can handle it. But, why should we?

Judge Tells Breastfeeding Mom To Cover Up Or Get Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Parents

"I wanted to declare that I had the right to do that there, but I was terrified."

Photo Of Breastfeeding Mom In Uniform Is Empowering Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Bria John | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Parents

"This portrait was made to show the power of a working mother, for all mothers, that might be in the firefighting career field."

Café's Breastfeeding Sign Has Won Over Mothers Everywhere

The Huffington Post Canada | Bria John | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Parents

"There should be more of these places for nursing mothers and their babies. Well done."

Why I Choose To Continue Breastfeeding My Toddler

Tracy Gillett | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Parents
Tracy Gillett

Nursing a baby in public is hard enough. But nursing a toddler is a whole other ball game. The disapproving stares. The negative comments. You've heard it all, right? You probably don't know many other mothers who breastfeed their babies beyond 6 months. Your friends and family may question you. And tell you it's strange to continue to nurse your toddler. But your little man loves nursing. He's vibrantly healthy. Emotionally secure. And you cherish it. It feels normal. Natural. So what should you do?

Mom Schools Breastfeeding Haters With One Victoria's Secret Photo

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Parents

“I bet this won't be reported, because you can see this picture in every mall you step into, huge and blown up outside the store."

Tanya Tagaq Has Best Response To Breastfeeding Shamers

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Parents

The Inuk throat singer isn't afraid to speak her mind.

Firefighter Proves She's A Superhero With This Photo

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Parents

Social media users everywhere are praising the breastfeeding mama.

Gym Ad Featuring Breastfeeding Model Sparks Controversy

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Parents

The provocative image has drawn mixed reactions.

Photo Of Ontario Mom Breastfeeding On Santa's Lap Stirs Debate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Parents

"I just want it to be so normal that it doesn't even need a discussion."

Most Ridiculous Places Women Weren't Allowed To Breastfeed In 2015

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Parents

Not only are women today still shamed for breastfeeding in public, but many are kicked out of establishments for harmlessly nursing their child.

Moms Show Us Just How Beautiful Breastfeeding Is

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Parents

There is a stigma around public breastfeeding that causes mothers to be shamed. However, the act is one of the most natural things in the world. Not o...

Trish Stratus Schools Haters On Public Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Parents

Former professional wrestler Trish Stratus is taking a stand against breastfeeding haters. After receiving backlash for posting a photo of herself nur...

Argentinian Politician Shows Us How To Balance Work And Motherhood

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Parents

Earlier this month, Argentinian MP Victoria Donda Perez decided to breastfeed her 8-month-old daughter during a parliamentary session. She is now bein...

4 Reasons Women Should NEVER Breastfeed In Public

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Parents

Cooking show host and fellow mom Kristina Kuzmic created this satirical YouTube video to completely destroy the arguments against breastfeeding in public. So funny!

Mom Kicked Out Of Doctor's Office For Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Parents

Nichole Moore says she was kicked out of a psychiatrist’s office after she began breastfeeding her 8-month-old daughter during an appointment.

This Is What Happens When You Tell Breastfeeding Moms To Cover Up

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Parents

When the support group "Breastfeeding Mama Talk" came across a sign telling moms to cover up while nursing, they decided to follow the instructions......

5 Common Breastfeeding Myths Dispelled

Stephanie McDougall | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Parents
Stephanie McDougall

The major problem with negative attitudes toward breastfeeding is simply the lack of exposure to it and not understanding how difficult it truly is. There are quite a few common misunderstandings about breastfeeding and majority of them you can't truly understand unless you've attempted to breastfeed or watched someone close to you attempt to breastfeed

Why Is Bottle feeding vs. Breastfeeding Still So Polarizing?

Noemi Weis | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Living
Noemi Weis

Women's bodies have not changed, why is it then that there is a whole industry that awaits this baby before he is even born? My objective in creating and producing a film of this nature has been to bring the voices of the women themselves, these are their stories and their struggles.

Ikea Breastfeeding Incident Never Happened, Store Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Living

Ikea claims that an alleged incident in which an employee called a mother's breastfeeding "disgusting" never actually happened. Last week, Brea Reh...

Breastfeeding Mom Outraged At Ottawa IKEA

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Living

An Ottawa mother is demanding an apology from IKEA after a manager allegedly called her breastfeeding "disgusting" and told her to take it into the ba...

The Best Defence EVER Of Breastfeeding In Public

The Huffington Post Canada | Claire Sibonney | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living

We've heard a lot of thoughtful, impassioned arguments from moms who have to defend their rights to breastfeed in public, but we've never come across ...

Sticky situation: Bringing a Newborn to a Gala?

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Sticky situation: Our law firm has been nominated for our local Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Achievement Award. My newborn will be five-weeks-old on gala night. I am still nursing so, I was thinking of bringing him with us. But I spoke about this plan with one of our senior associates and he is very concerned that other attendees may disapprove of bringing a baby to a gala...

Province Apologizes To Breastfeeding Working Mom

CBC | Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada Living

The Department of Agriculture has apologized for the way it handled complaints about a restaurant owner breastfeeding while at work, CBC news has lear...

Baby and the Breast

Tanya Enberg | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Living
Tanya Enberg

I am not rattled by women breastfeeding wherever they find convenient. The obstacle is my own self-image as a sexual being -- a gal who has long enjoyed her body for reasons that have nothing to do with babies.