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Nursing In Public

Bradley Method® Affiliated Instructor Krystyna Bowman with son Bryan at 3-months old - getting ready to nurse during lunchtime at a restaurantMy personal evolution
 
Nursing in public (“NIP”) with confidence is something that takes time and practice.  It also helps to have a supportive partner with you.  Bruss was always so helpful and encouraging.  In our days as first-time parents, he would sit next to me and hold the cover while I figured out how to access the breast and latch our baby.  He would sit right there throughout the nursing, chatting with me as if there was nothing abnormal about what I was doing.

Then the day arrived when we were out, just our baby and me, and our baby was hungry.

Are you a lactivist?

Lactivist tee shirt available at cafepress.comWhat do you think - are you a lactivist?
 
Fromthe Wikipedia topic, “Lactivism”
“Lactivism (portmanteau of "lactation" and "activism") is a term used to describe the advocacy of breastfeeding. Supporters, referred to as "lactivists", seek to promote the health benefits of breastfeeding over formula-feeding and to ensure that nursing mothers are not discriminated against.
 
Another form of lactivism is simply acting as support for mothers that wish to breastfeed.

Successful Breastfeeding

“This month is Breastfeeding Awareness Month.  The breastfeeding campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hopes to empower women to commit to breastfeeding by highlighting new research showing that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity.”
     - FitPregnancy.com
 
In conjunction with Breastfeeding Awareness Month, I will be featuring breastfeeding links on our
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