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The Art of the "Brelfie" : Breastfeeding Selfies August 13 2016

The UN just promoted the sharing of "brelfies" to help end stigmas of breastfeeding & to help raise awareness and public acceptance for breastfeeding mother everywhere by encourage breastfeeding mothers to share their breastfeeding selfies on social media!

Join us at The Natural Baby as we show off our love of all things breastfeeding, and feeding with love and respect to our bodies, babies and needs! 

Share with us your brelfies and any stories of your breastfeeding journey with us! Help us end the stigmas surrounding breastfeeding and support women and babies who choose to breastfeed and especially public acceptance of breastfeeding!

Share this, Tag your "brelfie" friends, and help us keep this movement going and support those mothers, babies, and their well being!

Love a particular product that made your breastfeeding journey easier, safe, or more comfortable? We would love to hear about those too!

Help us out and join our hashtag on your favorite social media platforms too!
#TNBbrelfies

Georgia Lactation Consultant Practice Act January 27 2016

Georgia law makers attempting to capitalize on lactation professionals? What is going on in the Georgia House?

Breastfeeding in Public : Alyssa Milano's Address January 08 2016

Wendy Williams Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano People MagazineBreastfeeding in public has been a hot topic lately and both arguing sides tend to feel very strongly. From stories of mothers shamed for feeding their babies at restaurant tables to mothers feeding their babies at a park while keeping an eye on a playing toddler.
Notably one of the biggest public figures (as of late) and advocates for breastfeeding is Alyssa Milano.

Actress and mother of two, Alyssa Milano has been no stranger to the topic and negativity surrounding her displays of breastfeeding her children on social media. When she appeared on the Wendy Williams show this week. Luckily Milano was confident in her actions, and handled opposing views with grace.

 

 

 

IAlyssa Milano Wonder Womanf you should find yourself stuck, and trying to figure out what is best for you.:
"Should I nurse my baby here or should I go someplace else? Should I use a cover or not?"
Here are some resources that you may find helpful. No matter which decision you choose to make, arm yourself with some facts and local ordinances/laws to ease your fears.  

Here is a very helpful article from La Leche Legue International explains in detail how the media plays a role in portrayal of breastfeeding and how to equip yourself for nourishing your child wherever is safe and convenient for you and your child. 

"Surveys have revealed that far too many women are uncomfortable at the thought of nursing their baby in public and that this discomfort is a common cause for disruption of the breastfeeding relationship" (Granju 1999)

 

Here is what Georgia Code says about a woman's right to breastfeed in public

Georgia Code – Health – Title 31, Section 31-1-9

The breast-feeding of a baby is an important and basic act of nurture which should be encouraged in the interests of maternal and child health. A mother may breast-feed her baby in any location where the mother and baby are otherwise authorized to be.

 

Search for your state regulations here.


See the full clip from Wendy Williams show where Alyssa Milano defends her public displays of breastfeeding and talks about breastfeeding and loosing postpartum "baby weight."

 

What do you think? Why do you think people are offended when they see a nipple in a way that isn't sexually oriented? Have you been publicly reprimanded for nursing in public?


Call Me Mommy : A Lesson in Self-Doubt March 19 2014

Whenever I feel down or inadequate about being a capable mother, I always remember some helpful comedic relief from my childhood.

In the Disney Movie "Rocketman", a space vehicle becomes trapped on Commander Gordon during a storm on a mission to Mars. The main character and comedian, Fred Randall tells Commander Gordon that a mother's instinct and strength is amplified when someone calls you mommy....

The Gift of Breastfeeding After Childbirth March 14 2014


In this series I hope to discuss all things "after-birth" including menstrual cycles, fertility, breastfeeding as well as product reviews and giveaways! What topics would you like to see discussed? 

I have a confession to make. It was 27 months since my last menstrual cycle.
http://www.about-face.org/
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Yep. Its pretty awesome. To make it even more of a story,...

Do You Baby-Led Wean? : Part 1 : Baby Steps with Solid Foods March 11 2014

Maybe you've heard the latest new trend in feeding your baby and possibly you haven't yet. I'll save most of the details into the origins of Baby Led Weaning for later.

I want to first share my experiences with feeding our two children as they have grown. For reference, they are now 3 1/2 and 18 months.

The Nursling and I
We navigated our way to baby-led weaning methods partly by accident with our...