'Badass Breastfeeder' advocates for moms

CHICAGO – Hundreds of thousands of people are following a Chicago woman known as the "Badass Breastfeeder."

Abby Theuring told WGN-TV after she gave birth to her first child, she discovered there's a lot of confusing information about breastfeeding. So, she started a blog called the Badass Breastfeeder and a companion Facebook page as a way to vent about breastfeeding problems.

She said she didn't know breastfeeding was such a hot-button issue in the United States, and thought all of the politics were garbage.

"I thought well, I'm going to create this Facbeook page, and we're all gonna share our breastfeeding pictures, and it'll be like a big breastfeeding party," Theuring told WGN's Marcus LeShock.

Theuring continues to breastfeed her 3-year-old son and her infant, sometimes in public. She says she's never had a problem breastfeeding in public, and that the only criticism she receives is online.

Check out WGN's interview with her below.


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