Best Breastfeeding Picture…EVER!

July 9, 2012

Christina sent this into me and at first it didn’t look like her baby was nursing. Then I opened it. What followed was me sitting in my living room. Laughing hysterically. All by myself. This is truly the best breastfeeding picture I’ve ever seen. Nursing at the pier in San Francisco, Kara 22 months and […]

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Why Women in the U.S. ‘Overreact’; Lack of Breastfeeding Support

July 6, 2012

I recently shared Pink’s picture she posted on Twitter. She was on a break while on set, nursing and bonding with her baby girl. The comments that followed were a huge mix of support, questioning if she was really nursing, and then nasty comments which I removed. All I see is awesomeness. I am baffled […]

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How To Support Breastfeeding with a Google Doodle.

July 5, 2012

Best title to a blog post…ever! The woman behind Tales of a Kitchen Witch put together this Google Doodle to support World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7,  2012. Here’s the thing. You can put a little action behind your words of encouragement and support. From Google: How can Google users/the public submit ideas for doodles? The […]

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Formula Companies Push Breastfeeding Mothers to Fail

July 2, 2012

“This was from a bag that was given to me at the hospital after giving birth. At first glance I actually thought it was an alternative to the usual formula bag they give. Hah. Nope. It was a cute bag filled with a can of formula, coupons, a little freezer bag for breast milk storage […]

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Fun Breastfeeding Picture

June 26, 2012

This was shared in our Birth Without Fear Support group tonight. It made me smile after a long day. I’d share it on FB, but it would be removed, so I will share it with you here (with mama’s permission). This is Linda’s son at 12 months and it just screams ADORABLE! Have your little […]

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A Surrogate’s Experience

May 25, 2012

“I was a surrogate and the delivery was at home. Her mama and I cross nursed for a couple days  (so yeah the nursing photo is me nursing a baby that isn’t mine) and I now pump and donate (albeit not for my surrobaby).” ~Kristina A surrogate home birth… Surrogate mother nursing her surrogate baby… […]

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Babywearing and Breastfeeding

May 15, 2012

When I had my 2nd child, I would have never been able to tend to his (high) needs and chase my 21 month old around the house, if it wasn’t for babywearing. At the time I used a Maya ring sling. Not only that, but he became a much calmer baby when I wore him […]

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What’s For Dinner?

May 11, 2012

Andrea sent this picture in of her little one. She says, “Here’s my babe examining her stash and wondering, “Hmmm…what’s for dinner?” From the CDC website: “The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months, and thereafter for as long as mother and baby desire. The World Health Organization […]

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The Diversity of ‘Birth Without Fear’ Pregnant and Birthing Women

February 25, 2012

I have received comments on this post and this one stating that I am intentionally not showing diversity in women and families. First, let me say that I would never do that. I love diversity! Second, I think it’s judgmental to assume that the pictures/women are not diverse! Just because someone is has light skin, […]

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Milk Sharing: A Toddler Still Breastfed by Others

January 25, 2012

It sounds like crazy talk, right?  I’m sure some people do think it’s crazy, and that’s okay.  Heck, some people think it’s “crazy” to nurse a baby for over a year even when it is the mother who is nursing the child…  Well, I’m here to tell you that I don’t.  I’m also here to […]

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