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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Idaho fair rejects breastfeeding photo entry for contest

A Nampa woman entered three photos of her grandchildren into contests at the Western Idaho Fair – and one was rejected even before judging began.


Backing breastfeeding moms: Health officials, parents hope to make nursing easier

While breastfeeding rates at birth are relatively high in Spokane, data collected by health officials indicate mothers tend to stop nursing infants shortly after leaving the hospital.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Idaho House unanimously backs protections for breastfeeding moms

Legislation to protect breast-feeding mothers by exempting breast-feeding from Idaho’s indecent exposure and obscenity laws has passed the Idaho House unanimously – a big turnaround from 15 years ago, when …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Lawmaker: Time for Idaho to recognize breastfeeding is not indecent

Idaho is the only state with no legal protection for breastfeeding mothers, said Rep. Paul Amador, R-Coeur d’Alene. So he’s proposing legislation to exempt nursing moms from the state’s indecent …


N. Idaho woman imprisoned for breastfeeding while on meth

A northern Idaho woman will spend up to a year in prison for exposing her child to methamphetamine while breastfeeding.


Breast-feeding dispute leads to ‘nurse-in’ at Spokane pool

A local mother staged a “nurse-in” for breast-feeding mothers at the Liberty pool Friday after she said an employee at the same pool asked her and her friends to go …


Alisa Hideg: Breastfeeding is good for mother and child

During medical school, several women in my class had children. When they returned to work, they continued to breastfeed their babies, which meant that they were often pumping breast milk …


Breastfeeding boosted by Affordable Care Act

Amber Williams has joined the ranks of working moms. Williams, whose daughter, Isabelle, is 4 months old, recently returned to her job as manager of a Spokane bank, where she …


Group creates comfortable place for all mothers

In some circles, parenting can get as polarized as politics. Moms sometimes fall into camps: Breastfeeding vs. bottle. Cloth diapers vs. disposables. Crib vs. co-sleeping. Parents who vaccinate vs. those …


Law protects mothers’ right to nurse in public

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a law Wednesday that declares that the civil right of a mother to breast-feed her child in public places is protected by Washington’s antidiscrimination …


New Washington law: Breastfeeding is a civil right

Breastfeeding in public places will soon be considered a civil right in Washington, where lawmakers and Gov. Chris Gregoire just added breastfeeding to the things protected by the state’s anti-discrimination …


Comforting new mothers

A few days after she brought her newborn home from the hospital, Courtney Clark fell into a state of panic. Her son, Ezekiel, refused to eat. Six hours after his …