Lactation Narration

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“This Milk Tastes Good” is a children’s book about breastfeeding in which the child imagines that her mother’s milk tastes like all the things that she sees her mother eating. This giveaway is now closed. The winner is beth c. Congratulations! This is a joint giveaway with Lactation Narration and Natural Parents Network. You may [...]

The latest nursing-in-public scandal involves a mother who was nursing in her gym (Pure Fitness). The gym did not want her to nurse in the child care area because they were concerned about children being exposed to breastfeeding without their parents’ specific consent. (It is interesting to note that no actual parent complaints were noted) [...]

Just Cover Up?

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It seems like I hear more stories about mothers being given a hard time for nursing in public in the summertime.  Just in the past month, there was the story about the mom on the bus, the mom at the YMCA, and the mom at Whole Foods.  I posted a link to the Whole Foods [...]

Melissa K. of The New Mommy Files wrote in Prioritizing to Find Balance on the Natural Parents Network My agreement with a cause does not equate to passion. I think gender-neutral parenting is important, for example, and I strive to raise my child without the pressure to fit into a stereotype. The reality is, however, [...]

Happy Birthday Sweets! Today my Sweets turns two! That means that I have officially achieved my goal of breastfeeding her for two years! Not that I had any doubt, after nursing Munchkin until she weaned on her own at 4+ years, that I could nurse Sweets for at least two years. But it is nice [...]

Expert

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I consider myself somewhat of an expert in breastfeeding.  Granted, I’m a lay expert.  I’m not an IBCLC or even any other kind of lactation consultant/counselor/educator/etc. I’m not a La Leche Leage leader either (though I am the treasurer for our group).  But I have spent a lot of time breastfeeding and talking about breastfeeding [...]

A version of this post also appeared as a guest post on Natural Parents Network (where I am a moderator on the forums) and Code Name: Mama ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Signing with Children for Fun and Communication Sweets is now 16 months old, and she doesn’t talk. She is currently being evaluated by specialists and is enrolled [...]

The introduction to The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding specifies that “in addition to talking about breastfeeding, we’ll deliberately be using the word nursing because to us it means a connection that’s more than just the milk.”  When people talk about the “benefits of breastfeeding,” they are often really talking about the benefits of breast milk [...]

A recent opinion piece has been going around the breastfeeding circles. The author, the editor of a baby magazine, states that she formula fed and she gives several reasons why which are largely based in fallacy. Then she calls breastfeeding “creepy”. Sure, she can decide to do whatever she wants with her breasts. But I [...]

I guess I’m still thinking about nursing in public. One of the comments that I often hear when discussing nursing in public is that moms should just pump a bottle to use when they go out so that they don’t have to see anyone breastfeeding. Some moms also feel like they can’t nurse in public [...]