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Access Denied! Moms Blocked from Information and Support on Facebook

Support groups on Facebook should be a safe-haven for mothers to get support and advice—not a place to fear deletions. This is a follow-up piece to my Breastfeeding Basics article, “Breastfeeding Professionals Silenced by Facebook Censorship.” I’m a member of … Continue reading

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New Jersey’s Proposed Anti-Milksharing Campaign—the Next Attack on Parental Informed Choice?

A proposed bill (NJ A3702) in New Jersey has its sights on the informal milksharing community.  This bill: “Establishes public awareness campaign advising pregnant women, new parents, and women who are breast feeding about dangers of casual milk sharing.” After I … Continue reading

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Are you keeping track? Yup, banned from Facebook again!

I’m beginning to just roll my eyes now when I get this notice. This newest ban is a result of me posting an article about Facebook removing birth and breastfeeding photos and how the current system rewards cyber bullies and trolls, … Continue reading

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Banned from Facebook: Did you know a picture of an egg is considered nudity/pornography?

Only three days after my last suspension from Facebook, I have gotten in trouble with them again. I discovered that my backup account I created to continue to run Unlatched during my ban last week had been disabled.  This is the … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Advocates – You Can Be Banned on Facebook for Sharing Links

I woke up this morning to see that I’ve been banned by Facebook for 3 days. They didn’t ban me for posting a breastfeeding photo.  They banned me for sharing a LINK! I had shared a lovely story about a premature infant’s life … Continue reading

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History of American Airlines Breastfeeding Policy and Uncomfortable Situations

Information first shared on my Facebook page. Apparently, American Airlines has had a number of breastfeeding incidents over the years and there are multiple references to and versions of their breastfeeding “policy” that ensures “other passengers are not subjected to an uncomfortable … Continue reading

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Does Medela have something going on with American Airlines?

Today a story came out about a mom being harassed for attempting to pump on an American Airline’s plane, but that’s not what I’m upset about.  I’m upset about this: “An American official…said the airline does indeed allow breastfeeding moms to … Continue reading

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