That pesky 4.2 year figure. For many years, Ruth Lawrence has claimed in her book Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession, that there is a worldwide average duration for breastfeeding. She writes: “The average time of complete cessation [of breastfeeding] worldwide is 4.2 years.” (Lawrence 1994:312). This 4.2 year figure is widely cited by numerous groups, including La Leche League members, lactation consultants,
A celebratory look at a very normal part of parenting. Here are 30 awesome breastfeeding photos from around the world!
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By A.M., IANtB Science Editor
Jamie’s blog inspires some of the most colorful commenters. Recently, in response to an article that featured a breastfeeding five year-old, one very articulate individual commented, “This is how serial killers are made.” Well, this happens to be an area that has lately been of great interest among child psychologists, sociologists, and pediatric anthropologists. But let me start with extended breastfeeding itself, then I’ll talk about how serial killers are made. (When a mommy serial … Keep Reading!!!
Model Carol Trentini is making news this week for gracing the cover the September issue of Vogue Brazil while breastfeeding her baby.
In the gorgeous images, shot by photographer Zee Nunes, Trenton was captured at seven months pregnant and two months postpartum for the photo series.
The model was extremely appreciative of the magazine’s willingness to put a breastfeeding mother on its cover.
When she shared the cover on her Instagram account, Trentini captioned with a heartfelt thank you … Keep Reading!!!
Okay sorry to bombard you guys with SO much breastfeeding news, but this is a fun one.
Chrissy Teigan has been really open about the fact that she and husband John Legend have struggled with infertility for quite awhile. The couple, who conceived via IVF treatments, welcomed a baby girl, Luna Simone, on April 14th.
The openness of the couple, along with Teigan’s bubbly online persona, made it even more of a delight to follow her as a … Keep Reading!!!
I am going to get in the habit of these weekly wrap-ups because…
a. every blogger and their mother seems to do it.
b. I’m clearly a conformist.
So here are the weird things I read this week when I wasn’t sitting at Starbucks making frantic calls to people about funding for the water project in Ethiopia.
First up is very timely and slightly prophetic, since it deals with Starbucks AND water…frozen water to be exact.
Someone just filed a … Keep Reading!!!
The internet is once again in having a fit over another breastfeeding image.
Terry Richardson posted a photo of his girlfriend, Alexandra Bolotow, breastfeeding their twin sons as a tribute to the new mom on Mother’s Day.
The photo was a very raw shot, capturing the very relatable moments of the newborn stage. The image featured Bolotow nude and tandem breastfeeding her twins in bed. Any new mom can tell you this is a very normal depiction of breastfeeding and … Keep Reading!!!
Move over mommies with romanticized and highly stylized Instagram accounts, there is a new woman in town. Skorobogatova Yuliya of Moscow decided to show the world what it is really like as a stay-at-home-mom… and stuff got real… really real…
For those of you who are or have ever been primary caregivers of small children, this will hit close to home.
Even though I appreciate all forms of breastfeeding photos because help normalize our society’s … Keep Reading!!!
Motherhood isn’t easy, especially for a new mom navigating her way through life while keeping another human being alive and well. It’s sticky, smelly, exhausting but, of course, well worth it.
Cartoonist, Alison Wong took it in stride and used her comics as an outlet. In the process, she created a series that every mother can relate to.
Frustrated with the beautiful breastfeeding photo seen above being reported seventeen times on Facebook, Maria Corry wanted to make a point, and she got creative in doing so. The young mom sat down to nurse her baby, but this time she brought a cover with her.… Keep Reading!!!
In a recently recorded interview with Katie Couric, Canada’s “first lady”, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, speaks candidly about a variety of issues. Near the end of the interview, Katie mentions Sophie’s recent interview in Chatelaine, which seems to have gone mostly unnoticed. In this interview, Sophie mentions that she is currently nursing her two-year-old son Hadrien.… Keep Reading!!!
#BoobsForBernie is currently trending. What does that mean for the average American breastfeeder? It means a photo of a mother feeding her child is making national headlines. It means the people that have been working hard to normalize breastfeeding can smile today. A woman fed her child in public and wasn’t asked to leave or cover up; quite the opposite in fact. The encouragement in this instance has been abundant.
In case you haven’t read the headlines Margaret Ellen Bradford … Keep Reading!!!