3 Things to Know About Holiday Booze and Breastfeeding (All Good News!)

The holidays are here and it's time to celebrate with friends and family. But when it comes to the nog, what do breastfeeding moms need to know? We've scoured the interwebs so you don't have to. Here are three things to know about booze and breastfeeding.

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Here Come The Moms: Why Stadiums Need to Support All Fans

Sports are big in the U.S. with almost six out of 10 Americans identifying as a sports fan. If you’re assuming that all of these sports fans are men, think again. In a 2015 Gallup poll, 66% of men reported being a sports fan, but so did 51% of women.  Thanks to Title IX, the second generation of women athletes and fans is now here, and they’re buying tickets, watching games, and sharing scores on social media more than any other time in history. But are sports stadiums ready for them?

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Celebrating All Veterans: Breastfeeding In The Military

Photo credit: Tonya Ritter Photography

This Veterans Day we honor all those who’ve served our country. We also want to recognize all the breastfeeding mothers in the military who are doing double duty by serving their country and nourishing their infants. The military has come a long way in recent years to introduce more family-friendly policies: in 2015 they opened all combat jobs to women for the first time in American history and in 2016 the Pentagon extended paid maternity leave to 12 weeks for all branches of the military. And now all five  branches of the military are making sure breastfeeding mothers have dedicated lactation spaces.

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Fly Fearlessly With Breast Milk: Your TSA Rights in Plain English

We’ve all heard the horror stories about moms (and dads) traveling with breast milk and the TSA agents who make them prove their breast milk actually is breast milk and then contaminate it. Or just as bad, dump it out. Nothing makes us madder than wasted breast milk because we know that pumping takes precious time, energy, and logistical planning. But a lot of moms don’t know their rights because, let’s face it, the TSA guidelines are vague and confusing.

So before you book your next flight, here’s what you need to know.

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Lactation Spaces in Schools: Myth vs. Fact

Debunking Old School Ideas About School Lactation Spaces

Essential considerations for educational leaders, administrators, and facility managers when planning lactation accommodations for breastfeeding employees.

What’s stopping schools, colleges, and universities from providing dedicated lactation spaces for their breastfeeding faculty and staff to pump breast milk? Often the obstacles and effort can seem too big to overcome, when in fact outdated perceptions are actually the biggest barrier.

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Schools And The Secret Life of Breastfeeding Teachers

Schools across the country are making news and not for student learning. Instead, these stories have exposed the fact that most schools don’t provide appropriate breast pumping accommodations for their breastfeeding teachers. Given that more than 75% of all teachers are women, and almost half of those are under the age of 40, it's a huge problem when the professionals--whose job it is to teach, nurture, and inspire children--are not supported in their own workplace.

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First Person: Schools Don't Cut It For Breastfeeding Teachers

Imagine planning 4 successful events for 120+ guests daily with their emotional states running the full gamut: enthused, insecure, energized, panicked, or, worst, apathetic.  Now imagine you don’t have the flexibility to step out for a coffee or even go use the restroom to reload/refocus in the middle of the day.  This was my life right out of college as a middle school English teacher.  

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4 Ways To Make The Workplace Inclusive For Breastfeeding Moms

Inclusivity is an important goal for HR experts in today's workplace. The traditional assumption that white able-bodied men are the "norm" for employees will (hopefully) soon be a relic of a bygone era. Yet too many workplaces are still not supporting breastfeeding women when they go back to work. And now that women make up more than 50% of the workforce, it's time to make room for them. 

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Pumpcast 25: The Call of Doody

Breastfeeding mamas pay a lot of attention to poop and all things doody-related.  

Real mamas keepin' it real. 

In Episode 25 mamas Annie and Nikkie talk dooty. Because it's important.  

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Why A Storage Closet Is Not A Lactation Room

Photo: Work. Pump. Repeat.

Becoming a new mom is wonderful and lifechanging. Returning to work as a new mom, however, can be a whole different story. Finding an appropriate place to pump can be a huge source of stress for working breastfeeding moms.  Many workplaces still don't provide moms with private, clean, and comfortable spaces to express milk. So what do moms need when it comes to a place to pump? 

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