"In Their Own
Words" is a blog series we share to bring you "real life"
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As a mother to two girls I feel even more of a responsibility to normalize breastfeeding. My amazing mother did that for me and I am forever grateful. I grew up knowing that breastfeeding was a wonderful way to nourish and bond with your baby.
From the moment I knew I wanted to be a mom, I knew I would breastfeed.
Image credit: Erin Rudd Photography
Human breasts have been used to nourish human infants since time immemorial. There was a time when the nursing madonna was one of the cherished subjects for artists worldwide.
"Milk was a symbol of wisdom, and not just an earthly wisdom. It was a supernatural wisdom of knowledge of things divine, and given as a gift of grace.
As more and more women gain knowledge
about the benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby, more women are
understanding that when the baby wants/needs to eat, the baby needs to be fed,
no matter where the MotherBaby happens to be at the time. The Pope has
famously implored mothers to feed their babies (linkHERE)...it's
time for the rest of the world to catch up.
Francis is wearing a nursing bra byYouLingerie; robe byBelabumbum
My foray into tandem nursing turned into an adventure with extended breastfeeding. It doesn't go that way for everyone...if you are interested in reading about our journey, see the links below the post.
What do you do if you are interested in tandem nursing, or at least, trying to nurse into your next pregnancy? One of my favorite on-line resources is KellyMom.com.
Christine & BJ Bollier
Bradley Method© Birth Story
Our goal is to prepare families to have a natural birth by
teaching a mom and her loving coach to labor together. The reality is
that even with the best preparation, birth is unique, fluid and unpredictable.
Our experience as natural childbirth educators is that even if your birth
does not go according to your plan, a comprehensive education like The
Bradley Method® will pave the way for you to have your best possible birth
with a Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby outcome.
The theme for this month was Nature's Best...what better way to start our #wordlesswednesday than with these pictures of a statue my mom saw on her Peru trip??
For more information on how you can help raise breastfeeding awareness this month, please clickHERE
for more information from the US Breastfeeding Committee.
Here are some other images from our readers...and the evolution I have gone through as a breastfeeding mama...from uncovered only at home, to covered, to posting selfies on Instagram and Twitter as my confidence in my choice to breastfeed has grown.
I really enjoyed making these videos with Talisha from Modern Mommy Boutique last year. Since it is Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2014, here is a look at her recommendation for the Top 5 products you need as a new nursing mama.
If you are in or near Chandler, Arizona, you can pick these up at her store in front of the Chandler Fashion Mall. If you are out of state, she ships or you can of course, choose your favorite on-line retailer.
Scroll down to see my 2014 update on food-safe nipple cream.
another Inside Look just in time to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. The
creator of the CoverMyHeart nursing covers, was kind enough to do a virtual
interview with us.
I met April
Marcial (“AM”) at the Club MomMe Spring Family Fest in June. We had a chance to visit between interested
mamas stopping at her booth. Her journey
as a mother and entrepreneur is incredible – a link to her story is at the
bottom of this blog post. It is an honor
to cross paths in life with people who are really making a difference in the
world – she is one of them.
We have a couple of features
from the ClubMomMe Spring Fest(still – there were so many amazing vendors and
we still have more to share!)that we have been saving for World Breastfeeding
Week. The two companies we are featuring this week were both founded from a desire to support the breastfeeding
Today’sInside Lookis with Poncho Baby™. I fell in love with the
colors first – muted natural tones are always a win for me. In addition, the line is organic, made in the
USA, and multi-functional: one piece in your diaper bag can serve as a nursing
cover, blanket, stroller cover and a car seat canopy.