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Pope Francis Supports Breastfeeding Enough To Know It Needs To Happen In Public

I’m not Catholic. Nor do I need to be Catholic to know that Pope Francis is the bomb dot com. 

Love this from Gisele B. All nursing moms deserve this treatment! We are all goddesses.

Love this from Gisele B. All nursing moms deserve this treatment! We are all goddesses.

Why we’re still nursing at 3 3/4 years of age.

Got my mammogram this morning and when I explained that I’m still nursing but not much, the technician looked at me funny. I explained that my daughter is 3 but that she does still ask to nurse at night and so I am still producing a little milk. She looked at me even funnier. I said, “Every day, I tell her how proud I am that she is a big girl now and not a baby anymore. But then at bedtime, when she’s sleepy, she asks if she can still be my baby.”

Maybe a stronger woman than me could say no to that, and would have weaned by now. But not me. I say “Zoe my sweetheart, you will always be my baby.” And we nurse.

Va-Voom Vintage: Vintage Style for Nursing Mommas

My Nursing Toddler Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night. Does Yours?

Amen, sista. 

Unbelievably dreamy shots shared on Facebook by Beautiful Breastfeeding. Credit given to Michelle.
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Unbelievably dreamy shots shared on Facebook by Beautiful Breastfeeding. Credit given to Michelle.

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Breastfeeding Toddlers Survey

Spread this link far and wide; it seems to be the best chance we have of normalizing extended breastfeeding in this country.

The Chief of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York contacted LLLI for help with a breastfeeding survey. His division is interested in studying the experiences of mothers who chose to breastfeed their infants beyond one year of age. They are particularly interested in learning more about these mothers’ experiences with their health care providers, families, and friends regarding prolonged nursing and where these mothers found the support they needed.

LLLI forwarded the project to the LLL USA Council since the survey focuses primarily on mothers in the USA.

No mothers, babies, milk supplies, or breastfeeding relationships will be put at risk by a mother’s participation in this study. There is no outside funding or conflict of interest. The survey has been reviewed and approved by the Cohen Children’s Medical Center Institutional Review Board. The LLL USA Council has also reviewed the survey.

Eventually the researchers’ goal is to share the results at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies’ meeting —- the preeminent pediatric research meeting. They also plan to submit the findings to one of the peer-reviewed pediatric journals for publication and perhaps to the American Academy of Pediatrics as well. The results could eventually impact the training of young pediatricians during their residencies. The results may also provide support for funding opportunities for LLL.

Please help in the distribution of this survey through all the appropriate channels to which you have access and encourage others to do the same. We are hoping for a very large nationwide response from current and former LLL Leaders, members, friends, and from mothers who have not yet met LLL, too! This survey is for all mothers who have ever breastfed a child beyond a year.

Here is the link: www.BreastfeedingToddlers.org

The survey is also posted on the LLL USA Facebook page here:https://www.facebook.com/LaLecheLeagueUSA

While we are hoping for a surge of responses right away, the study will continue through mid-April.

Thank you for your help in sharing the survey!

Amazingness. Alex Grey rocks.

Amazingness. Alex Grey rocks.

RESPECT

RESPECT