|Stepping out of the shadows|
Breastfeeding mothers need our support. We need to step out of the shadows and take a stand that breastfeeding is normal; formula feeding is abnormal. Babies need to feed when they need to feed and mothers need to feel comfortable attending to those needs; even in public. This is a national health issue. By continuing to pay money to formula companies we are draining our economic resources, environmental resources and our nations future health. Don't be blinded by the "Well I was formula fed and I turned out ok", way of thinking. Look around you we have an obesity epidemic, while cancer, diabetes, and heart disease run rampant in our nation. We are overly dependent on antibiotics and medications. While these may not be the direct result of formula feeding the studies clearly indicate that all of these could be lessened if we only chose to breastfeed for the first few years of our children's lives. I firmly believe some day we will look back on these years of our nation suckling at the teat of the Nestle Corporation and compare it to the time of America's romance with cigarettes.
|Our bodies grow smarter healthier babies.|
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. If you see a mom nursing her child, give her a thumbs up and a friendly smile. Each day she chooses to breastfeed she is giving her child a wonderful gift and performing a patriotic duty.
We gave a new meaning to "flash" mob at SLO's popular Thursday night Farmer's Market.An special thank you to Robyn Berry Photography.
|Lactivistas come in all ages.|
|Educating the public on the benefits of breastmilk.|
|Demonstrating the miraculous work our breasts were perfectly designed to do.|
|Every baby deserves a booby!|
|Learning one generation to the next.|
Thank you to the mamas who chose to bare it all last night to demonstrate what breasts were actually designed to do.
|Inspiring a new mommy. BREASTFEEDING It Rocks!|
Read about how I managed to juggle working and breastfeeding here.
This month's La Leche League meetings:
Monday, August 13th at 10 am:Santa Lucia Birth Center 4251 S. Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo
Topic: Nutrition and Weaning
Monday, August 27th at 7 pm:
Santa Lucia Birth Center
Topic: Baby Arrives
Look for Los Osos meetings to start back in September!