Imagine driving through downtown Chicago, on one side of the road you see the iconic Tribune Building, then you turn your head and seeing a group of women, standing in the middle of the road, nursing their babies. This is exactly the scenario that Abby, also known as The Badass Breastfeeder, envisioned and brought to life.
Abby was inspired by all the beautiful group breastfeeding photos which have been circulating recently, and decided to set one up for local … Keep Reading!!!
Standing in front of the mirror, right after a shower, seeing your every imperfection staring back at you from the fog covered glass. We’ve all done this. Just stood there wishing we could change this and that. Our bodies do so much for us and demonstrate immeasurable strength. Yet we spend so much time thinking about how we can look better, rather than celebrating who we are. While there are often outside pressures from media and other women, we tend … Keep Reading!!!
Tamara Ecclestone, who is famous for something to do with cars, and not even the pretty ones, the Formula One cars. To me she’s famous for being a vocal supporter of public nursing, posting her own images to Instagram and stating that she will never be ashamed of nursing her 17-month-old.
This month she’s looking Fabulous, showing the normalcy of not just public breastfeeding but term nursing too!
She’s very down to earth about what she does as well, she … Keep Reading!!!
The Formula Fed Baby
When I was pregnant with my first breastfeeding was a given to me. It just seemed like the normal thing to do and I never considered anything else. I was under the impression that it’s simple – latch baby – end of story. I set up no support system, I didn’t do any research.
At the hospital I was made to feel like I couldn’t do it until the nurse was there to “help” latch baby, … Keep Reading!!!
My almost 4 yr old daughter still nurses for a few minutes before her nap and bedtime. Occasionally she wants to nurse when she wakes up also. We don’t nurse in public anymore now that she’s older but I do share that information with other moms of toddlers when the subject comes up in conversation. Moms need to know that it is healthy and within the range of normal.
Did you practice child led weaning with your child? … Keep Reading!!!
by Katherine Dettwyler, PhD
Department of Anthropology,
Texas A and M University
My research has looked at the various “life-history” variables (such as length of gestation, birth weight, growth rate, age at sexual maturity, age at eruption of teeth, life span, etc.) in non-human primates and then looked at how these variables correlate … Keep Reading!!!
Happy International Breastfeeding Normalization Day! That’s a mouthful. To celebrate we’ve put together some of our favourite breastfeeding images from the days of yore.
1- A mother waits to board a Greyhound bus in Chattanooga in 1943.
2 – During The Great Depression, when everyone worried about food, babies were fed when and where they needed to be.
4 – A wonderful screen … Keep Reading!!!
I breastfed my 4th child till a few months past his 5th birthday. I tandem nursed for more then 3 years, and while I’m still nursing my 5th child who is almost 4 I am also pregnant with #6 and am looking forward to tandem nursing again if #5 should continue to nurse through this pregnancy. -Jessica Wylie
(Photo credit: Heather Marie Marshall)
Mothers from around the world continue to submit their photos in an effort to support other moms breastfeeding past infancy- because it’s normal!
This is that breastfeeding past infancy looks like! <3
Oliver was born full-term, at 37+3 weeks gestation. He was small, weighing only 5lbs 8oz, which the medical staff attributed to the placental tear and pre-eclampsia I had developed. There was some fetal distress during delivery and he was born dusky, but crying. Immediately, the MD who delivered him noticed that he had a significant tongue tie. In fact, his tongue wouldn’t extend past his gums at all. The attending pediatrician brushed it off, … Keep Reading!!!
The full-term breastfeeding story I’m going to begin by telling is my story. I don’t remember it, though.
I was exclusively breastfed by my own mother in a time and place when doing such a thing was rare. I nursed until shortly after my little sister arrived when I was two and a half, tandem nursing with her until I moved on.
I have no memory of actually breastfeeding. I clearly remember the … Keep Reading!!!
Images and text by Susan May.
On July 2nd of this year, 2014, I will mark 8 (EIGHT!) straight years of breastfeeding. I’m almost positive (like 99.99% sure) that there was not even a day in that 8 year stretch that went by without at least one session. I know this sounds quite impressive or even unbelievable to many people. Some might think that it is even a “sacrifice” on my part. But honestly I don’t often think … Keep Reading!!!