breastfeeding advocacy

  • Relaxation and meditation tips for nursing moms

    This article is a guest post written by Cassie Brewer. She is a freelance journalist and writer. Breastfeeding is one of the greatest challenges many women will face after having a baby. While breastfeeding comes easily and naturally for some mothers and their infants, the struggle for the perfect (and painless) latch frustrates many mothers…sometimes to the point of tears.   According to the 2011 Breastfeeding Report Card issued by the Centers for Disease Control, 79 percent of mothers initially breastfeed their newborns but only 49 percent continued breastfeeding their infants after six months. Only 27 percent of infants were breastfed for one year.   The need to go back to work often interferes with breastfeeding, especially since not all...
  • Momzelle - Proud New Member of the C.A.R.E. Code Alliance

    Our mission at Momzelle is to help mother's breastfeed anywhere with confidence and in comfort.  We seek to 'normalize' the most natural thing because our society, unfortunately, has done a pretty good job of stigmatizing it!  I love when we get to collaborate with organizations and advocates (like The Leaky Boob and the Badass Breastfeeder) to help spread the message. A look at the reach of Best for Babes in 2015 Our latest partnership is with the Best for Babes Foundation.  If you are not familiar with them, you should be!  :)  They do amazing work to support, encourage, represent and inspire breastfeeding mothers.  They have a Nursing In Public Harassment Hotline, tons of resources, science-based research, celebrity spokes-moms and more! ...
  • Promoting Breastfeeding: then and now

    They are hard to find, but here is a great collection of breastfeeding ads from babble.com.  They span the decades. I love this one.  It's part of a series from Canada published in the 1990's.   The small print says "you've got what it takes to make a healthy baby and it doesn't cost a thing"   Have you seen a great breastfeeding ad around your town, in a magazine or online?  Please share!
  • Breastfeeding is normal!

    I am due with my first child in two months.  There are so many things I am looking forward to, but... I don't like drawing attention to myself, making people uncomfortable or  being insecure.  What I really don't like is that these things are often associated with breastfeeding in public! I am truly excited for the breastfeeding relationship only I will be able to have with my child.  Because of my work on this blog and my involvement with an amazing community of online breastfeeding mothers, I feel that I will confidently breastfeed in public.  I just hope that if (or when, as it seems more often) I run into negative reactions I will remember this "confidence" I have now! Last...
  • Take one minute to make a difference

    Breast is best. As breastfeeding mothers, we, probably more than anybody else, know it. If we do not take one minute to stop the baby milk marketing scam, who will? I think the Baby Milk Action Group in the UK is doing an amazing job at protecting mothers and babies. Lets join our forces and help them in this important work. Take a minute to help stop Nestle's latest baby milk marketing scam. http://info.babymilkaction.org/pressrelease/pressrelease16jun10 You probably know about the Nestle boycott and the way Nestle pushes its baby milk around the world. Nestle's latest global strategy is to promote its baby milk with the claim that it 'protects' babies, even though it knows babies fed on it are more likely to become...
  • Breastfeeding Poem - Dr. Seuss Style

    Here is a very cute breastfeeding advocacy poem  in the Dr. Seuss style of Green Eggs and Ham. It made me smile, let me know if it does the same to you! Dr. Seuss for Nursing Moms Would you nurse her in the park? Would you nurse him in the dark? Would you nurse him with a Boppy? And when your boobs are feeling floppy? I would nurse him in the park, I would nurse her in the dark. I’d nurse with or without a Boppy. Floppy boobs will never stop me. Can you nurse with your seat belt on? Can you nurse from dusk till dawn? Though she may pinch me, bite me, pull, I will nurse her `till she’s...

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