Category Archives: lactivist

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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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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Hey Weston A. Price Foundation – Language Matters: How NOT to be a Breastfeeding Advocate

The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) is an organization that promotes a diet based on traditional nutrient-dense foods.  They have a large following which we examined in my last blog article.  Since they are so influential, we must not ignore … Continue reading

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The Weston A. Price Foundation’s Dangerous Breastfeeding Advice Should NOT Be Ignored

So, you may be asking, “What is the Weston A. Price Foundation?  Why do I care what they say about breastfeeding?”  Well, let me give you a quick description about them: They are a non-profit that advocates “whole foods and … Continue reading

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A Guest Blog – Dear Texas Representative Debbie Riddle…A response to your comments on House Bill 1706

(The views expressed in guest blogs do not necessarily reflect the views of Unlatched.  I just like giving people a place to voice their views or opinions. – Rachelle Unlatched) Guest Blog by Becky K. Becky K, is a mom … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Response to Chicago Tribune article: “Has breastfeeding been oversold?”

(The views expressed in guest blogs do not necessarily reflect the views of Unlatched.  I just like giving people a place to voice their views or opinions. – Rachelle Unlatched) Here is the original article from the Chicago Tribune: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-12-19/news/sc-health-1219-breast-feeding-lies-20121219_1_breast-lactation-consultant-outcomesContinue reading

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Outrage sparks Twitter battle between UN health watchdogs WHO, PAHO

News Release November 16, 2012 Outrage sparks Twitter battle between UN health watchdogs WHO, PAHO Moms, front line breastfeeding workers furious with Pan American Health Organization for accepting $150,000 from Nestlé Two global health care titans are duking it out … Continue reading

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