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Funny Tips For Breastfeeding In Public From The ‘What’s Up Moms’

Babies need to eat, and moms sometimes actually need to leave the house, which can prove stressful for many reasons – from having other small children in tow, to lack of sleep, to all of the ‘stuff’ you need ‘just in case.’ But for breastfeeding moms, finding a place to feed your baby in public tops the list.

With practice and experience, comes a level of comfort and skill, but nursing in public definitely takes some getting used to. The ‘What’s Up Moms’ are back with yet another witty video about some of the absurdities of motherhood, this time taking on breastfeeding in public.

 

Watch video: Being a Mom


Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” Parody “All About That Breast” by Lori Burke

A parody of “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. Lori Burke performs “All About That Breast” for new moms who may be hesitant to try breastfeeding in this video. #allaboutthatbreast #loriburke @LoriMaytonBurke www.loriburke.com – lori’s new lullaby CD “You Are Loved” is available on iTunes and CDBaby.


Meal on Wheels

I always thought the “Meals on Wheels” was an outstanding program.  Now I am convinced it certainly is !!!

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Breastmilk the Movie – fundraiser for Birth Center

Fund raiser for the Birth Center, Sunday evening August 3rd from 6:30-8:30 – Breastmilk The Movie at the Varsity Theater in Chapel hill

 

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/breastmilk-the-movie-fundraiser-event-for-womens-birth-wellness-center-

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With unexpected humor, with an unflinching camera, with some guilt and some pain, this film takes the unusual risk of examining what breast milk truly means.

We are often told that breast milk is better. Better for babies, better for mothers, better for nutrition, health, well-being, and society. Many accept this and yet there are still very few women who succeed in breastfeeding exclusively for the recommended six months and beyond. What would it take to change?

Go here for the trailer-Trailer


I Am Not a Human Pacifier

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Dear Daughter,

You are three weeks old. You nursed pretty much straight through the night last night, as I sort of drifted in and out of being fully awake.

You’re going through a growth spurt.

When you switch sides I feel the sting of letdown. Sometimes you nurse eagerly and gulp down the milk. Sometimes you become upset because you don’t want milk. Or you don’t want the fast flow of my over-active letdown. Sometimes you just want to lay in the semi-dark and nurse peacefully while your little dark blue eyes stare at my face and your little feet kick the still-soft skin of my belly which was your former home. Sometimes you want to comfort nurse. When this happens I kiss your forehead and switch you back to the “empty” side and let you lay close. You are a wise little creature that understands what it is that you need.

read rest of great article-Nursable


Breastfeeding Collaborative kickoff event

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Kickoff event for The Breastfeeding Collaborative

Sunday, June 22nd, 3pm, at Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Anita Woodley, nationally renowned local performer and former producer of WUNC-FM The Story, will perform MAMA JUGGS, a one-woman show about breastfeeding and the health of women and children. Anita’s show is a fiercely funny, powerful experience that incorporates true stories about real women.

Anita Woodley works constantly in the community tackling food insecurities and health disparities in a non-traditional, theatrical way by creating programming for organizations and K-12 through the non-profit projects she’s co-founded: Grocers on Wheels and Raindownus.org. See Trailers & Learn More at: www.AnitaWoodley.com 

The Breastfeeding Collaborative is a project of Partners in Health and Wholeness, an Initiative of the NC Council of Churches. The Collaborative helps Wake County congregations to be breastfeeding-friendly by providing support, resources and mini-grants for creating comfortable spaces for women to breastfeed. Find them on the web at www.breastfeedingcollaborative.org.

The event is co-sponsored by the NC Council of Churches and the Martin Street Baptist Church Health and Wellness Ministry. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Q & A following.

 

See flyer-MAMA JUGGS


9 Ridiculous Places That Have Banned Breastfeeding Moms

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Who’s ready for the day whenbreastfeeding in public is really no big deal? Anyone? Bueller? Come on guys! Don’t answer all at once! This is one of the biggest problems breastfeeding moms have … there are still too many places, not to mention too many people, that present hurdles for women who just want to nurse in peace.

Read rest of article- The Stir

 


These Dads Are Going Above And Beyond To Support Breastfeeding

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When Hector Cruz’s wife gave birth to their daughter, Sophia, he experienced first-hand issues that many breastfeeding moms face. Dads aren’t educated enough about nursing, the act is sexualized wrongly, and feeding your baby in public is frowned upon, all too often.

Read rest of article-The Huffington Post


25 Historical Images That Normalize Breastfeeding

 

Proof that the “as-long-as-you-cover-up” mentality hasn’t been around for very long. 

See more of my story here: “Boobs.

 


We’ll Never Be Rested: What if Parents Rewrote the Lyrics to Lorde’s ‘Royals’?

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Lorde’s song “Royals” was everywhere in 2013. But my wife and I wondered, what if instead of a 17 year-old superstar, it was overtired parents of young kids who had written this song. 

Go here to listen to song and see lyrics-Josh Stearns