When police officers in Columbia got a call about a baby left in the woods Luisa Fernanda Urrea was one of the officers dispatched to the scene. They found a newborn girl crying in the undergrowth, with part of her umbilical cord still attached. The baby was hungry and at risk of hypothermia so Urrea, being a new mom herself, quickly swaddled and began nursing her.
Luisa Fernanda Urrea is being credited with saving this beautiful little girl’s life.… Keep Reading!!!
At Guangming Hospital in Shenzhen, China a 1-month-old baby boy was undergoing surgery to remove an abscess; a surgery that required only a local anesthetic, leaving the baby awake. The little boy was so panicked that he would not calm enough for the surgery to begin. The surgical team was about to cancel the surgery until one nurse stepped in.
Nurse Li Baoxia, who had just become a mother herself, was just finishing up a surgery in another room when … Keep Reading!!!
A group of businesses in Montreal, Quebec are coming together to make their support of nursing moms known. The new Route du Lait (which translates to The Milk Way) is a network of businesses in Montreal that have agreed to provide a safe environment for nursing moms, guaranteed to be free of judgment and harassment.
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To businesses wishing to participate in this project, we propose providing mothers with a space where they can sit down and breastfeed. This area does
A new photo series from the Pediatric Society of Rio Grande (SPRS) is stirring up controversy and for good reason. What they claim is an attempt to encourage new moms to eat healthy actually comes off as shaming and guilting and encouraging moms to stop breastfeeding if they aren’t eating perfectly.
On the organization’s website they defend their campaign by speaking of the importance to educate and inform mothers about “procedures necessary for proper nutrition”. The whole campaign could be … Keep Reading!!!
Early in July, an Argentine news outlet tweeted a photo of Victoria Donda Perez breastfeeding her 8-month-old.
Mother and politician: the legislator @vikidonda breastfeeding her daughter in her seat in the House of Representatives
What makes it a spectacular photo is that Donda Perez was nursing her daughter, Trilce, at work – in regular session of the Argentine National Parliament. Donda Perez is a lawyer and a Member of Parliament, the youngest ever to hold office when she was … 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.
3- This picture, from 1871, depicts a woman feeds her baby during church service.
4 – A wonderful screen … Keep Reading!!!
Yesterday I went to the UPS store to mail a double breast pump and breastfeeding loot to a local friend, and also the infamous TIME issue to a friend in Spain who never could find a copy and wanted to read the article.
I tried to hide the cover until I had to give it to the postman to mail. He picked it up and weighed it while Aram walked up to read the numbers on the scale. The … Keep Reading!!!