Participating in World Breastfeeding WeekJuly 28, 2017
I am a Pro-Lactation Activist –
World Breastfeeding Week Is A Great Normalizing Start
Being a lactation counselor is so rewarding to me. I get to help hundreds of you in your journey, whether it’s for a few days or five years, I am happy to help you!
Are you joining and participating in the Big Latch-On and celebrating World Breastfeeding Week? #WBW2017
Let me just seriously point out that I am not at all against formula! Please do not even go there, I have happily used it for the last 30 years.
Supporting Moms Across The World With Their Breastfeeding Journey
I want to support you and help you in any ways that I can. I shared my personal breastfeeding journey and others have also joined in too. Be sure to check out these Breastfeeding and Pumping Journey’s Here. I want to hear your experience too, use the conversation box at the bottom of that post to let us know.
Breastfeeding for me hasn’t been easy but I wouldn’t have gone any other way unless there was a medical reason for it’and I have been down that path too.
I breastfeed in public, no cover. I used to have a cover for one of my kids, but that wore off fairly quickly haha. This doesn’t mean that my breasts are all out there, quite the opposite, they are 100% covered! Whether you breastfeed with a cover or not, you are totally doing perfect!
I never had support in my own journey, I wish I did. It wasn’t until my third child was already in failure to thrive that I finally found mom forums for NICU babies, and that is where and when I started to get support for anything lactation related.
Thankfully you don’t have to go through it alone. You have the Whole World Here To Back You Up!
Celebrating You As A Lactating Mom
If you have taken on the extra steps of pumping for your children because you are working, going to school or baby just didn’t latch, you are doing wonderful!
If you are pumping milk and donating it to babies in need… WHOA there super-mama Thank You!
No matter how your child is getting their breast milk please know that you are starting your child off with some long term benefits in many areas of their life.
Whether your child got only colostrum or if your child got breast milk for their first six years, just know it is OK and such a superb beginning for them.
Thank You To The New Laws To Get And Keep Babies On Breastmilk Longer
It wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually learned that we as humans “needed” laws to breastfeed our babies?!?!
We now have laws here in the United States that allow babies to get the milk they Need and Require for optimal health and nutrition. We shouldn’t need the laws, it is actually human rights really, but I am happy there are laws in place to protect these babies.
Thank You to each of the companies who are providing lactating moms a safe, hostile free, clean environment for moms to pump out milk for children.
How Can I help And Support You With Your Lactation Journey?
I would love to help you, I have had the pleasure to help others, and I want you to be next. You can ask questions below, you can request to join a Lactation FB group I admin for or you can even contact me either on my FB Page or my Instagram Account.
I want to hear how you are participating this week and what you are up to!
Tell me in the conversation box below what you are doing. We would love to see your photos and if ever you would like for us to show your pictures in our blog posts or on our social media accounts like Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook etc, please do send us what you’d like us to post to email@example.com
Gallery Of Lactation Info, Breastfeeding, and Pumping Pictures
I have been in childcare since 1986! Some college courses I have passed are Infant, Child and Teens Growth & Development, Nutrition for Infants, Children & Teens. Psychology, I have taken other related certificates as well.
I had my first child when I was 18 and love helping parents with the support and resources they need. I do not sugarcoat life and I solve problems without emotions. Thank you for joining the community.