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Nov. 30th, 2008 | 09:48 am
mood: annoyedannoyed
posted by: orlop in lactivism

I have an online friend which I met when I went to a knitting workshop.
She's American so she understands the importance of breast feeding; she is also a mother of a young baby…just 6 wks. Older then my DD.

I tend to gripe about breast feeding, because in Israel you really get the wrong kind of attitude. I'm not saying it's a national thing but you don't meet that many nursing mothers and when you do, they only nurse for the bare minimum of 6 months if that long.
The men here seem to understand better the importance of it then the woman.
I'll have you know that in order to express I need to take myself of to a conference room that has a glass window wall, though it's a sort of darkened glass. I need to sit in a chair with my back to the wall so that no one sees…but I DON'T CARE. 100% breastfeeding is something I will not compromise on. If I didn't have a room in the office that had a door with a lock I would simply use my nursing bib to cover myself up.
This is the one thing I can do for my baby whole heartedly, it's good for me and it's good for her…but before I digress, as I already have…check out what my friend wrote about:

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May. 23rd, 2008 | 10:22 pm
posted by: xelakann in lactivism

I saw this posted on Mothering.com today... I thought I'd share it here.

p.s. Hi! This is my first post here!

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Woolly breasts appeal goes global

Apr. 3rd, 2008 | 01:52 pm
posted by: orlop in lactivism

A hospital which appealed for volunteers to knit fake breasts has had offers from across the world. 
you can read more here:


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Split milk, spilt blood

Jul. 24th, 2007 | 09:38 am
posted by: sareena99 in lactivism

Does a country have the right to put the health of it's babies over corporate interests?
In the Philippines this dispute is leading to a blood bath.

>This year, two big Western milk companies were granted government permission to establish new infant-formula manufacturing plants in the Philippines, a decision Health Department Undersecretary Padilla referred to as "schizophrenic".
Legal questions over the constitutionality of the RIRR's restrictions on advertising are now being weighed by the Supreme Court, in a landmark case that will adjudicate between public-health and commercial rights in the country. UNICEF and the WHO recently indicated that the court's decision could set an important precedent for how milk companies are allowed to promote their products in other countries in the region.<
>Those monitoring the case say the proceedings have been riddled with irregularities - though it's unclear on whose behalf. Nestor Ballacillo, a lawyer retained by the Health Department to argue his case, was mysteriously gunned down with his son in Manila in December before he could testify. A second legal representative, Jose Bernas, retained as a consultant by UNICEF and WHO for the case, was nearly shot to death in his Manila offices by three assailants posing as journalists who briefly took a secretary hostage, according to a UNICEF representative in Bangkok. <


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Radio Ad

Jun. 27th, 2007 | 12:34 pm
posted by: amyel in lactivism

I heard a radio ad this morning from the Oklahoma State Health Department. I was quite surprised it was funded by them. It makes sense, but I thought it was going to have been funded by some other kind of organization.

Anyway, it was an ad about women in the workforce and how their employers should be supportive of their choice to continue to breastfeed their children by giving them time to pump milk at work. It was a little on the cheesy side, but good.

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Apr. 26th, 2007 | 04:37 pm
posted by: momwifenurse in lactivism


it was suggested by a friend that i post here, regarding some breastmilk that I have.

I have 1,000 ounces of stored breastmilk in my deepfreezer. My daughter was born 3/1 of this year and I am breastfeeding her and nursing her brother as well. Anyway, I wanted to donate it to the milkbank at austin but they wouldnt accept it because I am on cymbalta, and before that, i was on zoloft. those are the only meds I am on, btw. I posted about it at mothering.com but no one has gotten back to me yet... and I was wondering if anyone knew of any place that would accept it, or knew anyone that needed it? I am in corpus christi texas.

thank you!


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Hello Arkansas Mamas!

Jan. 24th, 2007 | 10:58 am
posted by: mrskmw in lactivism

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Jul. 29th, 2006 | 11:33 am
posted by: zenren in lactivism

Anyone seen THIS?

Interesting that the poll shows most people are fine with it. Another media frenzy over the minority.

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Jul. 28th, 2006 | 10:39 am
posted by: chrispina in lactivism


there is a "Quick Vote" about breastfeeding on the bottom right corner of the page.

x-posted a few times.

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Pass it on

Jul. 17th, 2006 | 01:19 pm
posted by: mockduck in lactivism

Breast-feeders/sympathisers, you might want to see this new site.

Please pass it on!
x-posted, apologies if you see it twice.

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The Press Release

May. 31st, 2006 | 12:39 pm
posted by: housepoet in lactivism


Popular Blogging Site Restricts Use of Breastfeeding Photos:
LiveJournal cites images as 'inappropriate' and sends mothers to the virtual restroom.

Carrie Patterson
Executive Director, ProMoM.Org

Popular Blogging Site Restricts Use of Breastfeeding Photos:
LiveJournal cites images as 'inappropriate' and sends mothers to the virtual restroom.

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 - Women on the popular blog site LiveJournal are calling foul at the company’s decision to brand images of breastfeeding as ‘inappropriate.’ Many users of the site have joined together to urge LiveJournal’s parent company SixApart to address their concerns and reevaluate the policy.

Small "userpics" of no more than 100 by 100 pixels represent LiveJournal members throughout the site. Users can define one of these icons as "default icon" which plugs it into the user's public profile. These default icons were originally not permitted to be ‘sexually explicit or graphically violent.’ Recently, icons which depicted breastfeeding were cited as being ‘inappropriate’ by the LiveJournal abuse team, a group of volunteers who monitor complaints on the site. After clarification was requested, LiveJournal changed their FAQ to reflect a no nudity rule and is claiming that icons with visible areola or nipple are not permitted. Whether or not areola is visible in a photograph is dependent on a number of factors, including skin tone of the mother and physical changes during pregnancy.

Claimed Live Journal Abuse Staffer 'Erin' in a post on the site, "That's really a matter for the FCC to decide. LiveJournal's policies on this mirror what would be allowed on primetime TV or in a PG-13 movie." However, this is not true. The FCC does not consider the act of breastfeeding on television to fall under the definitions of indecency or obscenity.

Breastfeeding is exempt from nudity laws throughout the United States as well as countries such as Canada. Advocates are urging LiveJournal to adopt the same criteria. "It is regrettable that LiveJournal has chosen to target breastfeeding mothers instead of standing up for the protection provided them by law," says Carrie Patterson, executive director of ProMom.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and public acceptance of breastfeeding. Advocates state that the feeling that breastfeeding should be hidden only fosters the idea that the natural act of nourishing a child is scandalous.

Breastfeeding bloggers who have refused to change their default icon have been suspended from the site. These users, as well as others questioning the policy, have been treated poorly by the site’s volunteer abuse team, something that is not unusual according to other site users.

More than 1,000 LiveJournal users complained, and SixApart issued an apology to the group. However, the company refuses to consider modifying their policy and continues to suspend users whose default icons are deemed inappropriate. Although LiveJournal stated a clarified rule, mothers are still reporting major inconsistencies in its application.

The breastfeeding debacle is only the most recent in a long line of incidents that have people wondering if the abuse procedures as a whole should be reviewed for fairness and propriety. Complaints have been raised about users' privacy, inconsistent enforcement of the Terms of Service, conflicting information and responses from abuse team members, and discourteous replies to users seeking clarification on the rules.

Activists are now working together to get this policy changed and to clarify the policies and procedures of the LiveJournal abuse team. While some are refusing to continue paying for the service, others have moved to different journaling websites to protest what they feel is a violation of their rights. For more information, contact Carrie Patterson at 678-513-6329 or carrie@promom.org or visit


Feel free to repost and forward. These press releases will be sent to every major newspaper and television station across the United States. We have a team of people currently working on getting them out.

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An Apology From Live Journal and SixApart

May. 24th, 2006 | 08:47 pm
posted by: housepoet in lactivism

You can read it here.

Open post, feel free to comment as you see fit.

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LJ holds breastfeeding icons inappropriate

May. 20th, 2006 | 09:59 pm
posted by: thewhimmed in lactivism

cali4niachef was reported to LJ Abuse for using as her default icon. She was told to remove it, on the grounds that it was "inappropriate for a general viewing audience". If she doesn't remove it, her journal will be suspended. (Full post here).

LJ Abuse is maintaining the line that BFing icons are inappropriate to be seen in a public place, despite the fact that in just about every single US State, women have the right to breastfeed wherever they are legally allowed to be.

( Some of the more misguided statements that have come from LJ Abuse )

If you wish to show support for cali4niachef and the other women affected, please feel free to use this as your default icon, and join the email petition.

Several news networks have been contacted, and LJ's parent compant Six Apart has also been contacted.

(the above was copied from general post that is widely circulating and jexia.


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May. 16th, 2006 | 03:19 pm
posted by: mockduck in lactivism

Some of you might also want to know about The Big Feed:

On Monday, 15th May, there will be a static demonstration in London to be held on Richmond Terrace, adjacent to the Department of Health. This is to petition the Prime Minister and the government to back the Breastfeeding Bill that is being proposed later in the year. The petition will then be handed in to Mr Blair at number 10. Demonstration starts at 2pm. Please feel free to join us with your family. For further information contact: info@littleangels.org.uk

The Big Feed will be held on Saturday, 20th May at 1pm. All around the country hundreds of mothers will be nursing their babies and children to show their support for breastfeeding. All through the week there will be events to celebrate and support breastfeeding.

There are also details about organising it in your own town.

And, lovely pro-breastfeeding products. I fancy the 'I let my parents sleep with me in the big bed' t-shirt for my girl, and what about the poo in the potty reward board ?

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Apr. 27th, 2006 | 10:10 am
posted by: housepoet in lactivism

Info about the chatCollapse )

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