About Sara

My first child was born on Feb. 16th 2012 and my second is due January 2014. As I embark on my own breastfeeding adventure, I feel so lucky to be able to be a part of the breastfeeding blog world. For more about me read the About Us section of the blog! This blog is intended to be a place of inspiration and information. It is a place to share stories and ideas. I love hearing from you!

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NIP (nursing in public) sightings

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Don’t eat soft cheese, don’t drink alcohol, watch out for mercury in fish, stop smoking, don’t get too much vitamin A, don’t forget folic acid; the list of not to do’s is long and controversial when it comes to having a baby.  Of course, we do our best to follow it because the health of our child usually takes precedence over all else.

This made me wonder about all the things we are supposed to do, specifically breastfeeding.  There is no argument now that breastfeeding is best.  We are inundated with statistics and facts about the benefits of breast milk.  We are told to do it exclusively for the first six months of our child’s life.  So how often do you see a woman breastfeeding in public?  Now that I am blogging about breastfeeding I am on the lookout for women who NIP (nurse in public).  Where are they?!  I want to see them on the subway, at the restaurant, in the parks!!  I’m sure they are out there, I belong to a community of breastfeeding bloggers and I read stories about nursing in public every day.  Since I found out that I am expecting my first child, I seem to see dozens of pregnant women and newborns in slings every time I step out of my apartment.   Perhaps these breastfeeding women are just really discreet and once I become a breastfeeding mom my radar will be extra sharp, but until then I can’t help but come to the conclusion that our society still encourages us to hide inside.  This is the same society that tells us breastfeeding is best!

With World Breastfeeding Week having just past, I hope the awareness raised will make the NIP sighting less of a rarity, less controversial and more welcomed around here.
Here is a wonderful video that echoes my sentiment to those that NIP!
~ Sara @ Momzelle

And here are some tips for breastfeeding in public with ease:
Today’s Parent article Breastfeeding in Public

Blog entry on giggle.com

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The Today Show and the NIP

Friday, August 12th, 2011

It has been all over the blogs, twitter and facebook; the Today Show comparing breastfeeding in public to going to the bathroom in public.  It was a segment where the host and three guest panelists were discussing and debating a myriad of topics.  It was very bizarre television.  Who are these people and why are we listening to their particular opinions?  Here is the link in case you missed it.  The part about NIP begins around 5:45 and is quite short, only a few minutes.
I have read many irate comments which I don’t think helps the issue, but was very impressed by the response written on The Bebe Diaries by katiezoe.  It was just so eloquent and passionate.  Indeed, there is a bit of anger there, but it’s more frustration and she makes a good argument!