Life-Saving Legislation, Celebrity Babies and More Good News From August
Between the formula shortage and record-breaking inflation rates, things can start to feel a little bit bleak. That’s where The Bump’s Good News Wrapup comes in. These are our favorite stories that inspire, entertain and celebrate the best of pregnancy and parenting this month. Check in every other week for updates, and stay smiling!
In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, beloved brands like Willow, Elvie, Motherhood and Bamboobies are slashing prices and hosting sales for a good cause this August. Whether you are looking for a little help pumping, a stylish and functional nursing bra or soothing products post-feeding, take advantage of these sales designed to better your breastfeeding experience.
Reese’s Law passed the house late last week and is on the way to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The lifesaving legislation will ensure that all items using button batteries are made childproof and have adequate warnings about the dangers of button batteries.
According to People, the baby boy was delivered via surrogate earlier this week. “Khloé is on cloud nine. Getting a sibling for True has been such a journey. She is very excited to be a mom again,” a source close to Kardashian told People. Adding that, “Khloé hasn’t shared a name yet. She is taking her time with the name. She wants it to be just right.”
MIT engineer and Emmy-nominated TV host Emily Calandrelli took her experience of being harassed by TSA for her breastfeeding supplies and turned it into a positive vehicle for change. The Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening (BABES) Enhancement Act was introduced this week and would require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to clarify and regularly update guidance on handling breast milk, baby formula, and other products that keep baby fed. The proposed legislation will protect breastfeeding moms who are traveling through airports and will cut down on the difficulties breastfeeding moms can encounter when going through security screening.
A tennis icon and all-time great, Serena Williams, announced that she was retiring or "evolving away from tennis” this year to grow her family. While a bittersweet goodbye, Williams joyfully described her hopes of getting pregnant again and giving her daughter Olympia the chance to be a big sister.
In the largest study ever conducted on postpartum depression, researchers have now identified the mothers at highest risk of developing postpartum depression. The identification break through will make a huge difference in preventative care, treating symptoms before they develop, and providing better support for those with postpartum depression.