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Monday, September 24, 2007

Jennifer Garner rocks (as always!)

While reading my guilty pleasure (Marie Claire magazine!) this week, I came across an article on one of my faves, Jennifer Garner. I've always thought she seemed great - she comes across as a nice, normal girl you could have a few glasses of red wine with as you swap parenting stories while laughing uproariously and delving into large amounts of chocolate - you know? At any rate, in this article she speaks in such a loving and open way about breastfeeding and how much it meant to her and her daughter. It's really sweet and also really nice that Marie Claire simply notes that she nursed Violet for 14 months without making any comment on it. Go Jen! Go Marie Claire!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Breastfeeding mom needs support!

In this crazy world we live in, even those of us who feel secure in our rights as breastfeeding moms (ie us Canadians!) get them trampled on from time to time. This time it happened in Scarborough which is in Ontario where, ironically, for those of you who are not aware, it is legal for women to be topless where a man is allowed to be topless. So, to set the stage, our breastfeeding mom is at a swimming pool (men allowed to be topless there? Check!) in a YMCA (family friendly facility? Check!) where she is minding her own business and nursing her younger child while watching her older kids take swimming lessons when a not so savvy Y staffer comes over to ask our mom to move! Our smart mom knows her rights and stands (err, sits?) her ground but the staffers continue to be obstinate and harass her. After getting nowhere with the Y, she has now filed a Human Rights Complaint and is getting media attention like this great article. She'll be on CTV today at noon and again at 6pm. We're behind you Carolyn!