Happy Mother's Day Eve ✨ I hope all you mamas have started getting spoilt 😉 Remember to use discount code MAMAHOOD as there's 20% off all overs (over £20) this weekend to celebrate us incredible mamas ⚡️
Happy #worldbreastfeedingweek to all Moms in the world! You're very strong and I'm so proud of you! 💪😍❤ Breastfeeding (either direct breastfeeding or pumping), needs commitment, time, energy, and big efforts from Moms. I remembered how I struggled a lot with breastfeeding since Sean's jaw hadn't fully developed when he was born and I was overproducing. Then 4 days after, he needed to be readmitted to the hospital because of his jaundice made him too sleepy to nurse. Not to mention he lost weight (until he's only 2.4kg) and the pediatrician told me to gave him formula if he didn't nurse and gained weight by tomorrow (Thank God he finally gained weight and nursed well). This picture was our first time of getting the perfect latch when breastfeeding, taken by my postpartum doula. Look at my super exhausted but happy face! 😍
Apparently there's always time for afternoon naps even if mama has 101 jobs to do. Looks like I've been boobie tapped! I know I'll miss these cuddles when he no longer needs me so everything else can wait. Even if it means we have beans on toast for tea.
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Bathroom details from @waltzingmaude ✨Without this woman I wouldn't have made it past the first couple of weeks of my breastfeeding journey. We need strong and supportive people around us when times are hard. Always remember to thank these people and never take them for granted ♥️ #womenruletheroost
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It's been one of those days when the little man takes his afternoon nap and I join him 😬 living the rock and roll dream! Lots of these tees are heading out today so better get a move on. #normalizebreastfeeding
Thank you @4thtribodies for sharing!
One year ago today we were shooting in London. Resharing this favorite in honor of #worldbreastfeedingweek
The amazing Tobi Adebajo with her daughter Gabrielle (21 months). Tobi conceived her daughter when she was just 19 and in her first year of university for biomedical science. She wasn't at all expecting it and had to spend some time sorting out what she was going to do and her choices would then affect the rest of her life. Her family, spread between Nigeria and London, were not supportive at first and Tobi become quite depressed. She sought out the stories and community of other women and mothers and she soon found herself really enjoying her pregnancy. Tobi began researching birthing options and making choices about breastfeeding and decided that she wanted to have a water birth at home.
Spanning the last four months of her pregnancy, Tobi developed pelvic girdle pain and had to wear a support to make things manageable. When labor began she progressed at home without complication but was told that because her water hadn't broke she'd need to go to the hospital. Thankfully she was still able to have the water birth she'd wished for and says it was an amazing experience. Breastfeeding has been hugely important for Tobi and though she's faced some criticisms for continuing to nurse, she plans to continue until her daughter decides she is done.
Tobi says that being a young mother, her body has changed in ways that are perhaps not societally acceptable for a women her age. As a former model herself, she knows first hand that models don't look the same in real life as they do in their finished photographs. Instead of continuing to celebrate this, she hopes that we can continue instead to normalize what is normal and instead applaud women and mothers for who they truly are.
It doesn't take much to knock a breastfeeding, sleep deprived and hormonal mama down. But what I don't understand is why anyone would want to. I don't think there can ever be enough support for what we do but your words and stories on my last post have kept me sane. Thank you, each and ever one of you. All we do is love and sometimes I think we scare the ones who have too much hate within themselves. 🖤 #sisterhood
I've had quite about of negativity over this particular photograph. I'd like to be able to say it hasn't bothered me but that would be a lie. I've found myself unsure lately and questioning myself. I never had much of a plan from the start and I still have no idea what the heck I'm doing. My son has nursed on demand day and night for the past 15 months. But there's one thing I'm clear on and mainly because I can't imagine it any other way for us. It'll be his choice when he stops. No one else's, no even me. 🖤 #haveyouneverseenatoddlernursinginabathbefore#punkymoms
There's a chance to win this breastfeeding Russian doll design on one of our cotton tote bag in my last post! Not forgetting a bundle of other goodies. Giveaway will be closing at 11am tomorrow and winner announced shortly after ♥️ There will also be a little something for two runners up so lots of chances to get your mitts on some #normalizebreastfeeding merch 😉👍🏻😋💖
**GIVEAWAY CLOSED** This is my biggest #normalizebreastfeeding merch giveaway! For a chance to get your mitts on all this mama merch all you have to do is like this photo and tag a friend (up to three people for extra chances) 😚 competition ends this Sunday 5th of March 😉competition open worldwide! (For an extra chance you can share this photo, tagging us) #giveaway
This week I've felt completely run down and overwhelmed. With my day job I'm up at 4:30am then being a mama and wife there isn't much time left in the day (if any). I've been so tired I've found it difficult putting sentences together lately. Anyone got any tips for tapping into extra energy?
Thank you all for the orders today! I've actually had a few spare minutes to sit in silence undisturbed and start something new 🙈 so it's been a great day #thesimplejoysofbeingaparent 🖤 There is still 20% off with code BIRTHDAY for orders over £20 for tonight only! And even though I run out of the button badges that I've also been throwing in orders there will be a mystery gift added to all orders placed today 🎉🎉
These new accessory zipped pouches are heading out to hopefully help you mamas keep a tad more organised. Mine is filled with the random baby bits (I never realised how much stuff a 8 pound baby would need 😬) What's in yours?
Uma super dica para as mamães de primeira viagem e que estão na dúvida sobre a amamentação.
@Regrann from @encontrobem - Amamentar não dói se você estiver fazendo da maneira correta. A boca do bebê precisa envolver o máximo possível da auréola e não apenas o bico como bem explicado no vídeo. A pega errada é a principal razão de fissuras e dor na amamentação. E você, teve dificuldade com a amamentação? Conta pra gente! #meuleiteédoBEM#worldbreastfeedingweek#smam
Typically when I have a pounding headache by son decides to play with every instrument and all the bloody electric toys 😏 Seems a fitting time for the new tote to make its debut. Friday nights are made for takeaway right? Sod it.
First new arrival of the week 👌🏻 My classic #normalizebreastfeeding lady is rocking a simply cotton canvas accessory pouch. Ideal for babies bits and bobs. Or mamas potions and creams. Super limited run of these and will not be restocking ♥️ #bettyratbag
Not feeling like an Empress this morning but the 'Do not disturb' pin seems quite fitting. Not a fall blown hangover but bad enough considering I've got the joys of a teething baby to attend with today 😫😫 thank you @what_jade_loves 📷
Today I got a rare free couple of hours baby-less. I had a huge list of things to get on with and I couldn't wait to get rid of the sod. Then I went on spending most of the time thinking about/missing/looking at photos of the little pain in my arse 😫😫😫 #whatiswrongwithme#stillneedtodothewashing
Ahhh another days gone and I didn't managed to get a decent photograph 😩 My son has been taking the worlds longest nap across my tummy while firmly attached to the boob. Trapping me as the sun sets, dooming me with rubbish photos.
A little flashback to the day Esmé was born for #worldbreastfeedingweek . Believe it or not, I don't have many photos from her first week, and it makes me incredibly sad. I'm still holding a heavy load of grief around the fact that my memories from that important time are so patchy and blurred from the anesthesia and narcotics. But of the photos I do have, this is maybe my favourite. I am so grateful that Esmé and I were able to breastfeed easily and comfortably, and I know it would not have been possible without all of the fantastic support we had. ••• When Esmé was first brought to me following our cesarean birth, I was so weak and out-of-it from the anesthesia that I wasn't able to nurse her alone. My amazing midwives held her to my breast for almost 3 hours, making sure that she latched properly, while I drifted in and out of awareness. Without them we never would have had that precious bonding time in her first hours. In the week that followed they also visited us in hospital and at home, even making an extra, unscheduled visit when there was some uncertainty about whether Esmé was getting adequate milk (she was). I also had the unparalleled support of my mum who told me every day I was doing a good job (the most important thing a new mom can hear) and encouraged me to try nursing Esmé side-lying (after I'd gone 5 days of sleeping sitting up in bed with her) so I could finally get some desperately needed sleep. ••• The early days of motherhood were hard for me, I was suffering from PTSD, recovering from surgery, and ravaged by exhaustion. I was often gripped by full-body panic, as flashes of my traumatic birth experience hit me unexpectedly. I was in pain, I felt vulnerable, confused, full of self-doubt and shakey with residual fear. But through all of that, breastfeeding was an anchor -- here was one thing I knew I could do, one thing that felt right and safe. I was fragile and unsure and I cried a whole lot, but I could hold my baby close and feed her and in those moments we were both ok, I knew she was getting everything she needed and I felt the lump of anxiety in my throat soften as I connected to her with such love. (Cont'd...)