The mastectomy moms policy gap

Why can mastectomy moms get a free breast pump, but not help with formula? The truth about this insane policy gap from cancer survivors and previvors.

Pride as Parents: Trans Dad Trystan Reese Talks Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and His Private Feeding Journey

This dad shares why he and his partner kept their feeding journey a secret long after their pregnancy.

Breastfed, Formula Fed or Milk Bank Fed? One Mom Experiences It All With Seven Kids (And Two Sets of Twins)

Doula and mother of seven (!!), Lindsey Cipriani, tells all about her feeding journey that took her through the bliss of exclusively breastfeeding, the gratitude of milk bank milk, and the hurdle of accepting formula when her babies needed it. She has some wisdom to share after feeding seven babies. by Aliza Friedlander, Milk-Drunk Contributor

Feeding Triplets: Don’t Assume I Made Enough Milk

Chantelle Whittles shares her feeding journey with triplets and how she nourishes three babies… at once. by Aliza Friedlander, Milk-Drunk Contributor Like most moms, Chantelle Whittles went into motherhood assuming she was going to breastfeed. So, when she gave birth to her son Nikolai, now five, she did everything in her power to succeed.   “The

Feeding as a Frontline Worker: Don’t Assume We Can Pump When We Need To

Hear Rae’s story of how she’s made it to the 6 month mark exclusively breastfeeding her baby through surgeries, early hours, and and a supportive work environment- but she knows not everyone of her colleagues in healthcare is in the same position. by Aliza Friedlander, Milk-Drunk Contributor Rae, the mom of a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Evelyn

Don’t Assume We Still Can’t Bond Over a Bottle

New Dads David Rak and Oren Henry share their journey to fatherhood and how the pressure to source breastmilk is even felt by Gay Dads by Aliza Friedlander, Milk-Drunk Contributor Growing up, David Rak and Oren Henry always wanted to be dads. It was a desire the couple bonded over early in their relationship. Their

Feeding after a double mastectomy: Don’t assume I have nipples to breastfeed

When she couldn’t breastfeed after a double mastectomy, this mom went straight to a baby formula she could trust.

Does Feeding Define Who We Are As Moms? A Q&A with Author of ‘Bottled Up,’ Suzanne Barston

By Aliza Friedlander, Milk Drunk Contributor and mom of two Like many expecting first-time mothers, Suzanne Barston took a handful of baby classes during her pregnancy, including one on breastfeeding. Living in Los Angeles among a pro breastfeeding community, Barston and her prenatal yoga mom friends would talk about their plans to exclusively breast feed.

Confessions of a Working Mom: Q&A with Christine Michel Carter

by Aliza Friedlander, mom to two and Milk Drunk Contributor When Christine Michel Carter’s morning alarm goes off, it’s go-time, beginning each morning trying to get her kids up and out for school. And on weekdays when her kids have a classroom party or recital, you can bet Christine will be in the audience. That’s