Happy 17 Months, Quint! Plus my newest family photos and breastfeeding portaits

My baby is now 17 months old! These are some of my latest family and nursing photos taken by my photographer, Nicole of Sweetness and Light Photography.

The last time I had professional photos taken, he was this tiny!

[Photos copyright Nicole diGiorgio of Sweetness and Light Photography]

He’s still nursing of course. And so are his sisters.

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I wasn’t planning on pulling at Jamie Grumet​ TIME cover pose but that’s what happened when my three-year-old wanted to nurse while climbing on a log!

And I just love this black and white one. My daughter made me a bay leaf crown so I had to rock it.

What’s going on this month? Well, he’s just growing and learning every day and his little sparkle in his eyes is just the best. He’s still not talking much but he’s exploring, climbing, laughing, throwing, and playing all day, every day. I’m really past due for going to bed so I’m going to have to add more later.

What was your little one up to at 17 months?

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New Jersey coffee shop in hot water after telling breastfeeding mom to cover up

Breastfeeding in public harassment incident: Cool Beans Coffee Shop in Toms River, NJ mistreated a breastfeeding mother and child earlier this week. A manager approached a breastfeeding mother and asked her to cover herself because feeding her child “deters business”. She even thought it was a good idea to tell the mother that there are things similar to aprons that she could use.

The shop owner deactivated their Facebook account after public outcry.

What’s the breastfeeding in public law in New Jersey?

N.J. Rev. Stat. § 26:4B-4/5 (1997) entitles a mother to breastfeed her baby in any location of a place of public accommodation, resort or amusement wherein the mother is otherwise permitted. Failure to comply with the law may result in a fine. More about the fines for breaking the law.

How can you help?

Does your state have an enforcement provision? If not, contact your state representative and ask for one. Women and children deserve better.

Take a stand

It’s up to everyone to help stop the mistreatment of women and children. If you see a woman bottle-feeding or breastfeeding in public, give her a thumbs up. If you see someone shaming a mom in person or online, making fun of her, asking her to cover up, move, or stop, stand up for what’s right and talk to them. Be respectful but honest. It’s not okay to harass moms for taking care of their children. It’s time to stand up for women, babies, our future.

How does this incident make you feel? Have you ever breastfed at your local coffee shop? What was your experience?

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Statewide Health Freedom Rally to Repeal SB277 – Three marches set in California Friday, July 3rd

There are three marches set tomorrow, Friday July 3rd.

I am planning to attend the one on Golden Gate Bridge. Join and share the event page and this poster.

Repeal ‪#‎SB277‬
‪#‎HearUs‬

Will you be marching? Do you think parents should have to right to choose? That children should be able to keep their constitutional right to a public education?

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Breastfeeding in public comic

Comic artist Pat Bagley shared this comic on Twitter this week:

I’d laugh except it’s not funny, the way moms and their children are mistreated every day. The way mothers, all women, are censored except when their bodies are being used to entertain others, make money for businesses. The nipple ban in person and on Facebook is infuriating.

Sigh.

But we must keep our chins up. Breastfeed with pride, mamas! Ignore the naysayers!

Can you laugh at breastfeeding in public comics?

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Why do women upload photos of themselves breastfeeding?

Watch this short and sweet video:

About women who like to upload photos of themselves breastfeeding.

Posted by Seth Grimmr Anderson on Thursday, June 25, 2015

 

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Tosh.0 posts photo of mother’s breastfeeding tattoos without permission to make fun of her

Daniel Tosh, known as Tosh.0 on Comedy Central posted a mother’s photo without permission on his site, tagging it as “bad tattoo” and “wtf” and “regret,” and then posted it on Facebook.

These were his posts:

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It’s simply bad, cheap humor to make fun of moms and children and posting without her permission? Unacceptable. Comedy Central needs to take it down.

The mother, Danielle McKay Lcce, responded: “This is my back and my tattoos. I love them what they represent. That is why they are on my body and not yours. In fact, there are now 4 tattoo babies on my back.”

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The online shaming of women, especially breastfeeding mothers, is pervasive. It speaks to a larger issue with our culture. Moms who want to get tattoos to remember their child’s infancy and their dedication to providing them the best food possible? Go for it! More power to them. It’s their body, their choice, and breastfeeding is certainly something to be proud of.

How can you help?

Send Comedy Central a message to let them know how this mistreatment of a woman, a breastfeeding mother makes you feel. Tweet @ComedyCentral, write on their Comedy Central Facebook page wall, or send Renata Luczak, Vice President of Communications, an email at renata.luczak@cc.com. Write on Tosh.0‘s Facebook page and tweet @danieltosh. Please also call your state representative and ask for an enforcement provision to help protect breastfeeding families across the US.

How do you think Comedy Central and Daniel Tosh should respond?

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Starbucks employee twitter shames breastfeeding mom

A Starbucks employee has been reported for tweeting about a breastfeeding mother and child. Corporate has yet to respond.

This was the tweet:

Breastfeeding in public is protected by law in nearly every state. No one can ask a mother to stop breastfeeding. Apparently, this employee needs training on how to handle families and follow the law and stay off their phone while on the clock.

How can you help?

Starbucks needs to step up to reaffirm their pro-breastfeeding policy soon. They should reassure the public that they train staff not to use social media to bully customers as well. Until then, contact your state rep and ask for an enforcement provision to protect breastfeeding families.

Take a stand

It’s up to everyone to help stop the mistreatment of women and children. If you see a woman bottle-feeding or breastfeeding in public, give her a thumbs up. If you see someone shaming a mom in person or online, making fun of her, asking her to cover up, move, or stop, stand up for what’s right and talk to them. Be respectful but honest. It’s not okay to harass moms for taking care of their children. It’s time to stand up for women, babies, our future.

Have you ever breastfed at Starbucks? What was your experience?

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