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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Posts Tagged ‘normalizing breastfeeding’

Breastfeeding Documentary… Coming Soon!

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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 the more normal it will be!

I can’t wait to check out the film!

Breastfeeding is normal!

Monday, December 5th, 2011

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 month there was an article about a Michigan judge that deemed breastfeeding (discreetly in the back of his courtroom) “inappropriate”.  Read the article here.  It seems everyday I read about more women feeling embarassed or belittled when breastfeeding in public.  Breastfeeding is normal!! I don’t want to breastfeed in public to make a statement of my rights and responsibilities.  I want to breastfeed because that is what is best for my child.

I would like to see this stop being an issue.  Bottle-feed or breastfeed, the idea is that if you are out with your baby you should not feel weird about feeding it!

Do you feel comfortable breastfeeding in public?  How do we make breastfeeding the cultural norm?