Calling it a night for spiritual maintenance and realignment as the eclipse emerges. 🌕 I urge you to do the same. Watching, listening and dealing with EVERYTHING going on does something to you. Take care of yourselves my loves. ❣
It IS National Breastfeeding month and I am proud to say I nursed all 4! 👶
I have actually thought about becoming a lactation consultant! It is never easy or natural and it took my first eight weeks for us to actually "get it!"😳 The other 3 were so much easier because I was more relaxed and I "got it!" What I do knownis you have to surround yourself with SUPPORT, lots of water and FOOD😂
Where are my nursing mamas?!?
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month! 👶🏻 There are numerous immediate and long-term benefits to breastfeeding for baby, mother, and environment. Better infant health, cognitive development, lower SIDS risk, a custom-made supply, less risk of cancer, quicker postpartum recovery and weight loss, calorie incinerator, stronger bones, a menstruation vacation, contraception, environmentally friendly... Help support and encourage new moms in their breastfeeding journey. It's not always an easy start, and support is crucial. I know from experience! I battled severe engorgement, infections, & teeth-clenching pain with my first, but I was thankful to have so much support and work through it. #nationalbreastfeedingmonth#breastfeedingrocks#breastisbest
This is an advocacy page supporting Black & parents of Color through cloth diapering and natural living INCLUDING breastfeeding come here with negativity or to drag anyone you and you will get BLOCKED! We won't hold space for ignorance we support & educate, if you want to tear someone done find somewhere else to do it. •
• 📸 @kandy_dweet_missattitude
Need some new cloth? Look who's have a sale 👀👀👀
Our Buy Bye Summer Sale begins today! Save 20% on all Summer items in store and online. Shop TODAY and combine the Wild Wild Weekend and Bye Bye Summer Sale for extra savings. We're talking up to 45% off Summer items, today only 😁😁!!! Shop in store or online. If you're shopping online, use promo code BUYBYE to get the additional 20% off Summer items and free shipping on your order through August.
Breastfeeding story from #newmama , Kelli Walerysiak ❤
"As a new mother, it's overwhelming to think that you aren't providing for your #child and get stressed out thinking whether or not you're making enough to support him/ her, but to have a support and hear stories and info from other moms is a great help! I've had #endometriosis since I was 13 and never expected to be able to carry a child at all or having to try with numerous medical interventions. Surprise of a lifetime when we found out we were expecting. Then the question became, will my hormone fluctuations allow me to breastfeed, my response was never to not at least try. He latched like a champ and after a few hiccups, a bout with clogged ducts, and a week of undetsupply, we came out on the other side! I owe my doctor's a huge thank you and spinach and blueberries too, but now at 5 and a half months, our boy is in the 97th percentile for size and is making leaps and bounds well beyond the expected age for motor skills and developmental milestones and I give that thanks to the #liquidgold ! Happy healthy #baby boy makes a #happy mommy and daddy!"
#Beautiful ! Thank you for sharing! **If you would like to share your #breastfeeding story or #mothering journey, please DM me with a photo! ❤❤❤ .
Remember that time I checked my DHA levels at home?! This is the kit I used and they are giving one away to a #LuckyMama in celebration of #NationalBreastfeedingMonth 🎉 Check out the @everly_well page for the deets 😘
#Repost @everly_well (@get_repost)
🎉#GIVEAWAY ALERT🎉 We are choosing one lucky mom to win an EverlyWell at-home #BreastMilk DHA test in honor of National Breastfeeding Month! DHA is vital for a baby's health, and our test is designed for mothers who are simply curious what their own DHA levels may be 🍼👶 (Tap the link in our bio to read all about this specific test!) Know a mom who might like this giveaway? Tag her in the comments!
1⃣FOLLOW us on Instagram!
2⃣LIKE this picture & leave a comment!
3️⃣BONUS entry! Regram this pic and tag us!
This will run from August 18 to August 25 at 12:00pm CST. Winner will be selected at random, & announced by the 26th. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter and must be a resident of the United States (excluding Maryland, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey). By entering, entrants confirm that they are at least 18 years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms.
In the spirit of National Breastfeeding Month, on the left, the first time, minutes after birth, Penelope trying to latch, and on the right, tonight, peacefully nursing before bedtime, 8 months later.
The truth is that breastfeeding is hard, and that it's not for everyone. I believe you have to want to breastfeed to persevere.
Our story isn't one of complications like flat nipples or tongue tie, but I remember that first week, my husband sitting next to me, helpless, my daughter propped on her boppy, tears rolling down my face as she latched onto my cracked nipples. "It gets better" . . . It did.
"It will be worth it" . . . It definitely is.
At 8 months, we've survived cutting six teeth, and we're going strong. The bond I share with my daughter is unlike anything else I've ever experienced and these close moments are moments worth living for.
I read while at the library with Moonie today and OMG, I miss reading so much 😭😭😭 I need to read more.
Y'all got any good book recommendations? I'm into Sci-Fi, Adventure fiction, slave narratives (non-fiction) & tragedy fiction. But I'm open to all suggestions! 📸@da8vb
Well August is #nationalbreastfeedingmonth ! Lucy and I have been on this journey for 18 months! I am so incredibly proud of my body for keeping up with the needs of this chunky little girl! This has been the most beautiful and rewarding experience for me as a mother. I am forever grateful for the bond that God has placed with Lucy and I.
Isssaaa about T I M E ⏰
#Repost @crimson_doula_lene ・・・
Sex Ed is taught in schools. But the main function of the breast arent. Here's what one article has to say...
▪“Regrettably the attitudes of a large part of society mean breastfeeding is not always encouraged; local support is patchy, advice is not always consistent and often overly dogmatic, support in the workplace not always conducive to continued breastfeeding and perhaps most worryingly breastfeeding in public is still often stigmatized.”
▪One recommendation of the RCPCH is that personal, social and health education (PSHE) courses in schools include teaching about breastfeeding, in order to make children familiar and comfortable with the idea of breastfeeding from a young age. ▪“The health benefits of breastfeeding are beyond question, from reduced likelihood of intestinal, respiratory and ear infections to hospitalization,” RCPCH president, Professor Neena Modi, told The Telegraph. ▪Modi emphasized that both girls and boys should learn about breastfeeding in school — after all, though they might not breastfeed themselves, there’s a strong likelihood that these boys will someday grow up to have breastfeeding women in their lives who will need their support. ***To read more, go to https://www.bustle.com/p/why-educating-children-about-breastfeeding-in-school-may-be-pivotal-to-lifting-the-stigma-73925***
Did you know: "In the US, premature infants are born disproportionately to African American and/or low-income women and breastmilk provides the best nutrition for growth and development of all newborns whether they are full term, premature, healthy or ill. Breastmilk is the best food for all infants in the NICU." (Source: Northeastern University)
"Mothers of premature babies produce breast milk that is slightly different in composition, at least for the first several weeks, and this difference is designed to meet your baby’s particular needs. The premature milk is higher in protein and minerals, such as salt, and contains different types of fat that she can more easily digest and absorb. The fat in human milk helps to enhance the development of the baby’s brain and neurologic tissues, which is especially important for premature infants."
Via The Divine Moon on Tumblr: "Yemaya, the ultimate mother and represents motherhood, fertility, and the fountain of life. She is the mistress of the waters and ocean, her name means Yoruba Yemoja(Yeye: Mother - Omo: Child - Eya: Fish) Mother whose children are the fish. Meaning that her children are countless, all of us come from her." #yoruba#goddess#mother#sacredfeminine
✨Breast milk is nature’s way of providing the best nutrition to a new born. The American Academy of Paediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding to babies for the first six months after birth. There are a number of reasons why mothers should breastfeed their babies, some more important than others. Here are 10 important reasons which should encourage non-breastfeeding moms to start breastfeeding their baby right away.✨ ✨Breast milk is easily digestible by the baby
✨Reduced the chances of breast cancer
✨Breast milk increases levels of IQ in children
✨Breast milk helps pass meconium
✨Breast milk helps build the baby’s immune system
✨Increases the emotional bonding between the mother and the child
✨Breast feeding releases hormones in the mothers body
✨Reduces the risk of diabetes in children
✨Prevents post-partum hemorrhage in mothers
✨Protects the baby against illnesses, infections and diseases
When George Bush was elected the first time, I stayed in bed for 3 whole days. I couldn't move. I just kept thinking that it would be catastrophic for the world. I also felt like my vote didn't matter--that kind of hopelessness you feel when the majority literally does not rule. We know that hopelessness well now, don't we? Of all of the things that do not surprise me--Nazis in our midst, nobody caring about Africa--what does surprise me is that twice in my lifetime we have a president who lost the popular vote. A year after the depression that almost cost me my academic career, I sat in a hotel room in London, glued to the BBC as the Twin Towers fell.
Being prone to depression and existential angst brought on my political/social events, I've learned a healthy detachment from what's happening around me. And these days, letting the darkness take over would have much more devastating consequences than a missed midterm. I'm reading, listening, sharing, donating, and marching when I can. But my priorities include dancing, blowing bubbles, reading the same damn bedtime story 5 times, and looking into my baby girl's eyes as I nurse her. Honestly I don't know if love is the answer, but it's mine. 🎶 "Human Race" by Calypso Rose + Manu Chao
It's still Breastfeeding Awareness Month! In the beginning it wasn't as easy as it is now. We had to use a nipple shield (basically a plastic nipple you attach to your nipple to allow your baby to latch). While in the hospital the lactation consultant gave me 2 and just my luck in week 2 I lost both of them. At 2am I found myself crying in the middle of the floor wondering how I was going to feed my baby 😩😂lol I can laugh about it now but then I was devastated. At 2.5 weeks old, I tried latching Tano and he latched with no issue! Flash forward at now 5.5 months, we're still going strong and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. I say all of this to say, it may be hard now but it gets easier. Hold on!
National Breastfeeding Month! With my first i was very unsuccessful when I tried to breastfeed but with my second it was the most amazing experience! Support really makes a huge difference! I would do it all over again, even the super hard times. #breastfeeding#nationalbreastfeedingmonth
My little boobie lover turned 6 weeks! I literally just looked down & wondered how he popped on! 🤷🏽♀️🤣🤣 I love our special time during feedings! He is close to double his birth weight in such a short amount of time! Okay 🕰You can stop now!! 💙😘😍