Breastfeeding In Uniform A Disgrace?!

The debate over nursing recently reached a new high (or low—depending on your opinion), when a photo of two military mothers nursing while in uniform hit the web this week.

Air Force Sgt. Terran Echegoyen McCabe and Staff Sgt. Christina Luna, both in active service, were photographed in uniform to support Breastfeeding Awareness Month for the Mom2Mom Breastfeeding Support Group, a group that promotes, educates and creates awareness for breastfeeding.

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The Co-Sleeping Controversy

Did you share a bed with your baby?

Research shows that co-sleeping can actually be safer than sleeping alone. But, as anyone with a baby knows, what’s safe and what’s not safe changes just about every year!

A shocking ad campaign, unveiled last Wednesday in Milwaukee, urges parents to stop sharing a bed with their babies. The ads show an infant sleeping in an adult bed next to a butcher knife with the headline, “Your baby sleeping with you can be just as dangerous.”

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Oh Baby! Birth As Performance Art?

Bringing a baby into the world truly is a beautiful thing! But is it art? One mom-to-be thinks so.

This month, Marni Kotak, a Brooklyn artist, will give birth at the Microscope Gallery in a controversial exhibit. She plans to deliver her baby in front of a crowd of people as a piece of performance art. The 36-year-old performance artist has created her very own ocean themed, home-birth center in the gallery. She decorated the space with family pictures, personalized photo-imprinted pillows, and an inflatable birthing pool—she even included an air mattress for her midwife. Sounds of the ocean are to play in the background on the big day.

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