Invented in the mid-1800s as a last-ditch option for orphans and underweight babies, packaged infant formula has since been perfected to be a complete and reliable source of stress and shame for mothers. —
(and you don’t want stress or shame in your life, right new moms? No. No, you don’t.)
Why I let my adopted preschoolers nurse -
When you hold a child to your breast to nurse, the curve of the little head echoes exactly the curve of the breast it suckles, as though this new person truly mirrors the flesh from which it sprang. — Diana Gabaldon
Seems so simple, no?
Just wanted to share. My doula put this on Facebook.
This is so useful!
Whoa. This would have saved me a lot of time and anguish 3 yrs ago.
(Source: badgersstory, via ohheyakandmj)
Breastfeeding is a mother’s gift to herself, her baby and the earth. — Pamela K. Wiggins
The above is certainly not something we would see at a public pool in the US. The mom in the center, topless, is not something I would ever do - even if overseas. The mom sitting on the side with one strap down, nursing, is definitely something I would do. I prefer to be tactful/discreet but definitely did my share of nursing in public, in all kinds of interesting places!
Here’s a great article about nursing in public and why it’s so important for all moms and babies to be “exposed” (pun intended) to it.
Go mamas, go!