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Bette Midler's Advice on the Formula Shortage Goes Over Poorly
Bette Midler's
Advice on the
Formula Shortage
Goes Over Poorly

Bette Midler's Advice on the Formula Shortage Goes Over Poorly

Singer suggested women 'try breastfeeding'

(Newser) - Amid the nationwide formula shortage , Bette Midler had some advice for struggling parents: "TRY BREASTFEEEDING! It’s free and available on demand," she tweeted Thursday. Perhaps not surprisingly, that suggestion did not go over well, the Hill reports. A plethora of responses ranging from respectful disagreement to outrage...

Trump Responds to Breastfeeding Controversy

Says resolution was opposed because women shouldn't 'be denied access to formula'

(Newser) - President Trump on Monday addressed the recent New York Times report that the US used threats in an attempt to block a WHO resolution promoting breastfeeding, insisting the US was only opposed to the fact that the resolution called for limits on promoting infant formula, the AP reports. "The...

Report: US Tried to Block Breastfeeding Resolution

Smaller countries were bullied, insiders say

(Newser) - A World Health Assembly meeting that had been expected to easily pass a resolution promoting breastfeeding turned ugly when the Trump administration got involved, reports the New York Times , citing "more than a dozen participants from several countries." The sources say that the American delegation to the United...

Moms Can Lower Kid's Peanut Allergy Risk From First Meal

2-step process involves mom eating peanuts while breastfeeding

(Newser) - New moms can lower their child's risk of developing a peanut allergy in the kids' very first meals, according to Canadian researchers. A study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests that children breastfed by peanut-eating moms are less likely to develop a nut allergy later, reports...

This Is the Longest-Nursing of Any Primate
This Is the
of Any Primate
study says

This Is the Longest-Nursing of Any Primate

Orangutans set a record, researchers find

(Newser) - Orangutans nurse their young for up to eight years or longer, a new study finds—a record for primates. As National Geographic notes, it's difficult to study orangutans in the wild since they're so often out of sight in trees, but it's important for conservationists to know...

Study Suggests Moms Take Preemies Out of the Incubator

Is kangaroo care better for kids, or are parents who do it simply better parents?

(Newser) - The age-old practice of mothers holding their naked newborns to their skin and nursing them appears to benefit children—specifically those who were born premature or small—two decades later. Researchers at the Kangaroo Foundation in Bogota, Colombia, revisited a group of preemies who were studied in the mid-1990s and...

Breastfeeding and Boozing: Relax, It's Fine
Breastfeeding and Boozing: Relax, It's Fine

Breastfeeding and Boozing: Relax, It's Fine

Melinda Wenner Moyer: Even if you feed while tipsy, little alcohol makes it to baby

(Newser) - Holidays are enough to send us all scrambling for the punch bowl, and nursing moms should be no exception. Writing at Slate , Melinda Wenner Moyer—herself a nursing mom—delves into the question of breastfeeding while perhaps filled with a bit more than holiday cheer and finds "there is...

5 Stars Who Breastfeed in Public

These celebrities are open, vocal advocates for breastfeeding

(Newser) - Breastfeeding has gotten a big boost from these celebrities rounded up by OK! magazine , all of whom are very open and vocal advocates for the practice:
  • Olivia Wilde posed for Glamour while breastfeeding her son in a restaurant booth.
  • Gwen Stefani was captured in a photo breastfeeding her son Apollo

Olivia Wilde Breastfeeds in Glamour Spread

Says it feels like her son 'should always be on my breast'

(Newser) - Olivia Wilde is Glamour 's September cover girl, and in one picture from the inside photo spread making headlines, she breastfeeds her new baby Otis in a diner booth. The picture "is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn't complete without my identity as...

Mom Who Killed Baby Through Breastfeeding Gets 20 Years

Her morphine got into the infant's system

(Newser) - A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for inadvertently killing her baby through breastfeeding. Prosecutors made the case that Stephanie Greene, 39, was taking so many prescription painkillers that her 6-week-old daughter overdosed, reports WYFF . The infant had a toxic level of morphine in her...

In This Country, Not Breastfeeding Now Illegal

United Arab Emirates passes law despite strong opposition

(Newser) - Sure, the pope supports it , but a new clause added to a children's rights law in the United Arab Emirates doesn't just encourage mothers to breastfeed—it requires it until children are at least two years old, the Guardian reports. While those who passed the law late last...

Server: I Was Fired for Reporting Boozing, Breastfeeding Mom

Restaurant denies it

(Newser) - When a server at an Arkansas pizza joint saw a woman simultaneously boozing it up and ... breastfeeding, she decided to call the cops. But Jackie Conners says she ended up getting fired from Gusano's Pizzeria over the incident last Wednesday, even though the mom in question, 28-year-old Tasha Adams,...

More Women Breast-Feeding
 More Women Breast-Feeding 

More Women Breast-Feeding

3 in 4 moms at least try, says CDC

(Newser) - Health officials say breast-feeding rates continue to inch up: Now more than 3 in 4 mothers try to breast-feed their newborns. Rates remain highest in Idaho and lowest in Mississippi, and experts attribute that to regional differences in culture and workplace policies that support breast-feeding. The CDC report shows that...

Diplomat, Breastfeeding Wife Pegged as Terrorists in NY

White Plains country club patrons spooked by backpack

(Newser) - When Roseline Remans, wife of Belgian diplomat Tom Neijens, started breastfeeding their daughter on the terrace of the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains early last month, a manager quickly asked her to "leave immediately" and finish the feeding in the bathroom. Neijens argued, and the situation quickly escalated,...

Time's Breastfeeding Cover Causes a Ruckus

Reactions to controversial cover are generally shocked

(Newser) - The latest issue of Time is sure to catch your eye when it hits newsstands Friday, as it shows a 26-year-old woman breastfeeding her 3-year-old son—who is standing up. At least two commentators have expressed shock that this is Time, rather than one of Tina Brown’s predictably controversial...

Moms Stage 'Nurse-In' to Protest Breastfeeding Limits

Nearly 200 promised to show up at Georgia event

(Newser) - Last week, the city council in Forest Park, Georgia, limited public breastfeeding to children under age two. Today, 200 nursing moms and supporters will stage a “nurse-in” at City Hall to express their displeasure. "Breastfeeding women have to take a stand against laws like this or the laws...

Bachmann: First Lady Wants a 'Nanny State'

Minnesota rep slams breastfeeding campaign

(Newser) - Just a few days after Andrew Breitbart ran a cartoon basically calling her fat , Michelle Obama and her anti-obesity campaign came under attack again, this time from Michele Bachmann. The Minnesota congresswoman and Tea Party favorite ripped Obama's push to advocate breastfeeding as part of the fight against childhood obesity,...

Moms Share Breast Milk on Facebook

Eats on Feets connects those who have with those who need

(Newser) - Facebook: What can't it do? Its latest triumph: Despite not allowing mothers to post breastfeeding photos, the social networking site has allowed more than 70 women so far to share breast milk. Eats on Feets is a network that uses Facebook to connect women who need milk and women who...

Stop Breastfeeding Your 'Tyrant' Baby: Feminist
Stop Breastfeeding Your 'Tyrant' Baby: Feminist
smoke, drink instead

Stop Breastfeeding Your 'Tyrant' Baby: Feminist

Attentive parenting new form of oppression, says feminist Badinter

(Newser) - What with all the breastfeeding, diaper washing, and not smoking while pregnant, mothers have become enslaved to their “tyrant” babies. That’s the opinion of French feminist philosopher Elisabeth Badinter, who sees women giving up their lives in the service of their young ones—and risking women's liberation by...

Restaurant Critic Gael Greene Samples Breast Milk Cheese from Klee Brasserie's Daniel Angerer
 Taste Test:
 Breast Milk Cheese 
food review

Taste Test: Breast Milk Cheese

It's not so great, according to one food critic

(Newser) - Longtime restaurant critic Gael Greene did not race to Daniel Angerer's Klee Brasserie for a serving of his wife's breast milk cheese , but she nonetheless found herself squeamishly preparing for a taste test. Though the Health Department banned him from serving it after a New York Post article, Angerer gives...

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