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In Celebration of National Breastfeeding Month!

August 1, 2017
August is here and you know what that means - It is National Breastfeeding Month!! Every August I take time to reflect on my own breastfeeding journey with my four boys - From my oldest who was a comfort nurser to my twins who I initially pumped for every 2 hours and tube feed breastmilk in the...
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We need paid family leave that works for families, business, and our economy!

June 10, 2017
Yikes! We have a bizarre, tricky, and urgent situation with President Trump and paid family and medical leave -- and we need your help letting Congress know what’s going on so they aren’t fooled. The lowdown: While we were heartened that President Trump’s proposed budget recognized the need for...
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The Game-Changing Court of Appeals Decision That Nursing Moms Need To Know

September 22, 2017
Your job, your health or your safety: which would you give up? Agent Stephanie Hicks faced this exact choice when she returned to her job at the Tuscaloosa Police Department (TPD) after the birth of her baby. Agent Hicks was discouraged from taking a full 12 weeks of FMLA leave and faced hostility...
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When you take action, we deliver!

August 29, 2017
Earlier this month MomsRising members and their kiddos went to Capitol Hill to drop off your signatures and stories, along with some liquid gold (chocolate) to demand better workplace pumping accommodations for breastfeeding moms. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is the opportunity to lift...
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Wonder Women To The Rescue!

August 28, 2017
On the radio show this week we cover hope and organizing in the time of Trump and the importance of access to birth control and reproductive health services; Black Breastfeeding Week #BBW17; Maternal mortality and the alarmingly higher rate of deaths due to pregnancy related causes amongst Black...
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#MilitaryMonday: Fort Bliss Leads Army with Breastfeeding Policy

August 28, 2017
This post is written by SSG Amanda Marion who is currently an instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) as well as holding certifications in prenatal/postpartum fitness and aerobics/kickboxing. She is a single mother to a six year old who...
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#iPumpedHere Featured Everywhere!

August 8, 2017
Babble says, "Badass Moms Take to Capitol Hill to Demand Better Workplace Pumping Accommodations."
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#MilitaryMonday: Postpartum Depression, Putting the Pieces Back Together

August 21, 2017
Recently I went to a local Modern Quilt Guild’s meeting. It was a “sit’n’sew” meeting, meaning women can sew together for 5 hours, with no other distractions. Boy, did I love the sound of that, just me, my sewing machine, and new quilting friends. As I sat and listened at the beginning of the...
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#5Actions of the Week: August 19, 2017

August 18, 2017
There's a LOT of political news filling the airwaves, so we want to make sure these other important actions aren't missed! THANK YOU for sticking with us and for taking action during these tumultuous times. We must #KeepMarching! As always, please act and share. Together we're making a difference...
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Airline Pilot Shares: I Struggle to Find a Clean, Sanitary Place at Work to Pump Breast Milk for My Baby

August 15, 2017
Within days of coming back to work as a Frontier Airlines pilot after having my first child, who was still nursing, I got an extremely painful breast infection. Despite doing my best to pump regularly between flights in airport bathrooms and at my hotel on overnight trips, I still got mastitis, and...