<3 this inspiration post by @theplayfulmom! Keep up the amazing work! You're doing great!!! Breastfeeding is hard. It's no where close to easy, like I thought it would be. I've spent many weeks crying while pumping in fear of not supplying enough to feed our son. I've read SO many blogs, articles, books. Watched countless videos. So many hours of information, it's overwhelming. But, on top of all these things, once I made it past the 3 week mark it became a little easier. Once I decided not to stress, ask for help and when I realized my body will make what the baby needs, I was able to take the stress out of it. I was so obsessed with looking at people's photos of their huge frozen supply of breastmilk and I was so worried because I was barely keeping up with what our son needed in one day, no way could I make enough to freeze for later. Well, here I am, at 8 weeks postpartum and I have 70 bottles in the freezer. As I prepared this 21 oz to go into the freezer I needed to take a photo as a reminder to myself and as encouragement to someone else. Breastfeeding is hard, but stay positive, ask questions, get educated and seek help. I'm thankful for my wonderful mommy tribe that has been such a great resource to me. I'm still exclusively pumping and freeze mostly to be prepared in case I can't make it a whole year with my supply. Yes, it's tough, but it's also so beautiful knowing that chubby little baby, those little rolls are from mommy's hard work and that makes every 3am pump session worth it!
#breastfeeding#breastmilk#exclusivelypumping#liquidgold#lansinoh#nationalbreastfeedingmonth#breastmilkstorage#breastfed#bottlefed#8weekspostpartum#fedisbest via @theplayfulmom
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month may be over but we're thankful for all of the resources and organizations that help moms on their nursing journey. Learn my personal story on @detroitmomsblog ❤️ And, yes this is an old #TBT pic of me with one of my daughters #nationalbreastfeedingmonth#MotorCityWoman
Throughout August we shared resources to help new moms start #breastfeeding off right. Last but not least: our online class, Breastfeeding Basics, teaches you the skills to make it from birth to back to work. eLearn.Lamaze.org #NationalBreastfeedingMonth
One of my favorite breastfeeding accessories. There is a soft side and a firmer side for newborns. It also has a handy strap to secure the pillow in place for a more comfy latch. What is for fave breastfeeding accessory? #nationalbreastfeedingmonth
"I am passionate about what I do because I believe breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your child. Breastfeeding has so many benefits for both mothers and babies. I love being able to help and support new moms at such an important time in their life.” –OCMMC Certified Lactation Educator, Julie Geissert, ICEA #NationalBreastfeedingMonth
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Children who have been breastfed have less risk of being overweight or obese, even as adults. 👶🏼 Los niños que han sido amamantados tienen menos riesgo de tener sobrepeso o ser obeso, incluso como adultos.
Guys, we made it! Max and I officially made our 1 year mark of exclusively breastfeeding. We took it day by day. It was difficult. It was emotionally and physically draining. But even with the hardships I faced, the unlatching, the nipple shields for the first 6 months, low milk supply, smelling like maple syrup bc of the supplements i would take, i felt like I could do this and just closed my eyes, spoke to the universe and diosito, leaving it it in their hands to help guide me on what I should do, and a year later, here I am, still nursing Max, finally comfortably hahaha and enjoying the moments I am able to be close to my little one. Of course, this was possible not only due to my determination and patience, but mainly due to the guidance, support and love given by friends and loved ones, my true angels on earth. From the lactation consultants like Susan who reminded me that this is possible and guided me every step of the way, my mommy and me family, my family members who were there to listen and to my beautiful momma friends like @adelrocio @mini_nans @joanmend who would personally reach out and help me through this journey, I cant thank you all enough. I am incredibly grateful for my lil village that did not give up on me and reminded me that I am not alone. Being able to celebrate this huge milestone on the last day of Breastfeeding awareness month, means so much to me, and to just think back that the first week of Max being born, I thought that this experience would be over. Its something no one can ever take away from us. Just remember, to all the mommas out there, its ultimately your choice on how to feed your child and if you do decide to breastfeed and you have a day were you feel alone, that no one understands you and need guidance, know that the love and support is there. I will continue to breastfeeding him until we are ready to say goodbye to this special bond we have. I thank my body and mind for permitting me to continue with this journey and have become even more appreciative of what we as women are capable to do. ♡ #1yearmark#breastfeeding#wemadeit#itsbeenquiteajourney#nationalbreastfeedingmonth#icouldnthavedoneitalone#thankyou
We hope you are learning a lot this #nationalbreastfeedingmonth and we have had a great time raising #breastfeedingawareness . This photo has, along with a cute baby, two photos of a baby being bottle fed. The photo on the left is at an angle we are used to seeing. The photo on the right demonstrates a more upright angle. Breastfeed babies don't always adjust well to bottles. One way you can help them is by using a technique called paced feeding. It involves holding the baby in a more upright position, encouraging frequent breaks and allowing time for the baby to finish the feeding in a time frame more similar to a breastfeeding session. Switch the arm you are holding baby in halfway through the feeding. Keep in mind you want to avoid overfeeding. Allow baby to draw the bottle tip into his mouth himself without force. There's lots of information out there to further demonstrate paced feeding!
“I enjoy educating and supporting new moms that have a passion for breastfeeding their babies. Breastfeeding has its challenges. Being able to guide moms through their challenges is very rewarding.” –OCMMC Lactation Consultant, Lorie Shiba, IBCLC, ICEA #NationalBreastfeedingMonth
“The black female body has been sexualized, objectified, and has been made a trend for decades. The only way for people to realize that our bodies were designed to be more than the latest trend is to see imagery of black bodies in a different light. Representation is everything! Many Americans reject breastfeeding and it is abhorrently shunned by some black Americans. Seeing more images of black women breastfeeding their babies will not only renew interest in publicizing the importance of breastfeeding in the African-American community, but also encourages more black women to nurse their babies and promote healthy eating habits from infancy.”. Nyja Richardson, 22, mom of 14-month-old Nolyn. #blackwomendobreastfeed @blackmomsbreastfeed @blkbfingweek #breastfeeding#moms#breastfeedingphotography#nationalbreastfeedingmonth#breastfeedingawareness#babybellypilates
In May 1997, Nickelodeon aired the “Rugrats” season four episode, “Mother’s Day.” At one point in the episode, Phil and Lil look back on the times when their mom used to feed them “the old way.” This flashback scene shows their mom, Betty, tandem nursing her twins, as they gleefully kick each other and start to laugh. It’s a joyful depiction of breastfeeding and shows that this topic was deemed perfectly suitable for a children’s show 20 years ago.
While it may be more difficult to find contemporary examples of this nature in kids’ television programs, the positive legacy of this “Rugrats” scene endures ... at least online.
Right on, Rugrats!
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Did you know breast milk not only nourishes your baby, but protects from allergies, infections and disease process throughout life? Every mother's milk is made specifically for needs of her baby. STPH has four full-time, board certified lactation consultants to assist new moms with breastfeeding. #NationalBreastfeedingMonth
Happy Tuesday, Peeps! One more day and we are on to September, so I wanted to shout-out National Breastfeeding Month! Vegan or not, Breastmilk is the BEST milk. 👶🏾Contains antibodies for baby 👶🏾Fewer allergies 👶🏾Custom made for baby 👶🏾Lowers risk of asthma 👶🏾Fewer ear infections 👶🏾Fewer respiratory illnesses 👶🏾Delayed menstrual cycle (in other words, still saving from not having to buy sanitary napkins, etc.) 👍🏾💃🏾👊🏾🙈 Know an expecting family? Tag them and share this. 😘
It was such an honor to be featured in @huffingtonpost in celebration of #blackbreastfeedingweek . “It is important for others to know that there are black women who breastfeed because it dismantles the racist belief that black women are not maternal. This stereotype was systematically perpetuated during slavery when we were denied the right to care for and nurse our children. By creating images of us nursing, we normalize the practice of breastfeeding and end the sexual objectification of our bodies. These images are a beautiful celebration of love and the sacred bond between mothers and their children."