breastfeeding in public

  • A Breastfeeding Journey in the 21st Century

    This is a guest post written by Denielle Kennett. She is a first-time mom to her daughter Lennon and lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband and two rescue dogs. She is the founder of It Takes a Village, a community dedicated to helping parents survive the first 12 weeks with their newborn baby by providing them with items essential to those first 3 months of life together. For more info, please email her at hello@thefirst12-weeks.com or visit ITAVBox.com. STOP STARING AT MY TITS - A BREASTFEEDING JOURNEY IN THE 21ST CENTURY   "Why don't you take a picture, it'll last longer!" "Keep staring maybe I'll do a trick!" "What are you looking at?" These have all crossed my mind...
  • Big Latch On 2015 Breaks Record!

    World Breastfeeding Week 2015 - August 1st-7th Wow, what a turnout!  This year a record breaking 14,889 children were counted breastfeeding for the one minute, worldwide Big Latch On at 10:30am on July 31st and August 1st!  An incredible 654 locations were registered across 28 countries.  Go mamas! The Big Latch On is a global event organized each year to bring awareness and support to breastfeeding families and to kick of World Breastfeeding Week. Momzelle is very proud to have been involved in over 40 individual events this year.  I was on a camping trip during the Big Latch On, but my son seemed to sense the occasion as he nursed much more than usual that weekend :) I did attend an event with...
  • The Breastfeeding Cover-Up

    This is not a post about nursing covers. This is a post about breastfeeding support. It is about those who consider themselves breastfeeding supporters, what a breastfeeding mother considers supportive and the often huge disparity between the two. I married into this company (my husband and his sister started Momzelle together, just as he and I started dating).  I started working in the company when I was pregnant with my first child.  I have the distinct privilege of being immersed in the breastfeeding community for my job, and it has made an incredible impact on my personal life.  I am so proud to have helped build a community on our Facebook page that is interactive, informative, entertaining and supportive.  I love getting a conversation going.  Lately, though...
  • Breastfeeding Documentary... Coming Soon!

    I just love Ricki Lake!  Before I was even pregnant, I watched The Business of Being Born and was a changed woman.  It really opened my eyes to the idea of choices in birth and feeling empowered.  Due with number two in a few weeks, I anticipate meeting my child on our terms! Ricki's newest film is called Breast Milk: The Movie.  A documentary that "is an intimate exploration of the constructs that can make breastfeeding daunting for so many women".  It follows a diverse group of families from pregnancy through their child's first year.  As you can see from the clip of the film below, we still have a lot of work to do to normalize breastfeeding.  The more we see women breastfeeding...
  • Breastfeeding in Public

    Welcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival! This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe's Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to www.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com. For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today's post is about nursing in public. Please read the other blogs in today's carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 22nd through August 4th!    Breastfeeding in public: virgin, mother and whore   Yes, you need to reveal your nipple (and sometimes your whole breast) in order to nurse, and that may make you feel uneasy at first, or make other people feel uneasy because they’re not used to it. ...
  • My Favourite Nursing Wear...Of Course!

    Welcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival! This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe's Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to www.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com. For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today's post is about your favorite nursing wear. Please read the other blogs in today's carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 22nd through August 4th!   I’m not an especially shy person, but when it comes to exposing my breasts,  I am. I have never liked communal showers and change rooms. I always wonder if I am not being discreet enough, if I am staring inappropriately, etc. Please don’t...
  • Breastfeeding at a Wedding

    Babies and weddings, not exactly a popular combination! I would say it fits somewhere between walking onto an airplane with a baby and asking for a high chair at a steakhouse. Last month we attended a wedding with our three month old daughter.  I will admit to all kinds of anxiety as we walked into the chapel.  Now our kid is awesome, very calm and totally adorable of course, but I was sure she would make a scene just as the lovely couple professed their love for one another!  So we sat near the back and planned our escape.  It turns out I didn't need to worry.  She made one little squeak and I nursed her quietly and discreetly in my momzelle dress...
  • The Breastfeeding Tourist

    Last weekend we were in Ottawa for a friend's wedding.  Here is my daughter and I breastfeeding on the lawn in front of parliament. Have you travelled while breastfeeding?  Where is the most interesting place you have nursed your child? Feel free to share your photos on our facebook page!
  • Breastfeeding Book Review: This Milk Tastes Good

    I am a new mother.  My daughter is eleven weeks old and already loves reading.  Well, since last Tuesday  she is happiest (when not on the boob) sitting on our laps facing out, so we have been reading her stories! I was recently sent a book to review.  This Milk Tastes Good! by Chenniah Patrick is a breastfeeding nursery rhyme.  It is a simple and sweet poem written from the child's perspective.  With lines like "it sometimes tastes like oatmeal and honey, but I just think that it all tastes yummy", the rhyme is a cute play on the theory that breast milk changes slightly in flavour based on what mom eats. My favourite part of this book is the illustrations.  As you...
  • My Breastfeeding Journey: Out and About

    I had told myself all through my pregnancy that I would not be confined to the house once my little one arrived.  Don't get me wrong, I also told myself to take it super easy and slow, recover, get to know my baby and give myself nothing to do other than fulfill my daughter's needs!  I just knew that soon enough I would be antsy to get out of the house. Of course, that means I would have to breastfeed in public!  After my daughter and I got comfortable breastfeeding, I jumped right in.  I'll admit that I was intimidated at first, especially when there seem to be new stories everyday of mothers being harassed and humiliated for such a nurturing and natural act.  I...

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