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Grab The Popcorn: The Best And Worst Breastfeeding Moments Of 2014

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(Our Grab The Popcorn posts look back at the biggest Mommyish stories of 2014. Read them all here.) 

2014 was a year packed with the endless shaming and humiliation of breastfeeding and pumping women, with a couple of bright spots in between. Strap on your nursing bras and let’s look back on the past year in boobs and nips.

1. Woman breastfeeding while covered at K-Mart sent to the bathroom. 

Ah, let’s kick off this long line of “please do that in the bathroom” stories with this gem from Oklahoma, where breastfeeding is perfectly legal. Angelica Williams was feeding her 3-month-old McKenzie while waiting to checkout, and using a cover to boot. And yet!

Conclusion: BOO.

2. Mom breastfeeds at her college graduation and no one trolls her. Huh?

Jacci Sharkey shared a photo of herself breastfeeding at her graduation from the University of the Sunshine Coast, and the internet responded with…kindness.

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The picture, shared on the university’s Facebook page, went viral and garnered comments like:

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Conclusion: YAY!

3. World’s Worst Hospital Calls Security On Breastfeeding Mom

A woman was asked not to breastfeed in her pediatrician’s office in a hospital, because – oh right! – the world is horrible and filled with garbage humans.

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Conclusion: EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE.

4. Nurse-In Staged After Anthropologie Shames Breastfeeding Mom Off Store Floor And Onto A Toilet

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Ingrid Wiese Hesson was shopping at Anthropologie in Los Angeles with her 6-week-old. After dropping $700 on flowy things, she went to breastfeed on one of their giant couches and was asked to move “off the sales floor.” The good news is that a bunch of women warriors rose up and staged a nurse in, because nobody puts babies in the corner.

Conclusion: Shop at Madewell.

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