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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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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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