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2016 Nationwide Nurse-In

2016 Nationwide Nurse-In on April 29th!

Bringing attention to breastfeeding laws to help end breastfeeding discrimination! 

It's a FREE event for the whole family! If you do breastfeed, did, are going to, or support it, this event is for you! 

 

Many people don't know that public breastfeeding is a protected right in every US State including DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam (except Idaho #LastButNotLeast). 

 

This Story Could Save Your Child

For infants "too much water dilutes a baby's normal sodium levels and can lead to seizures, coma, brain damage and death."*

Make sure to tell everyone who watches your young baby, not to give them water so that what happened to this family, does not happen to yours! 

Breastmilk Sugar Scrub Lavendar Vanilla

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 oz breastmilk
2 tsp vanilla extract
5 drops lavender oil

1. In medium mixing bowl, combine sugar and breastmilk, mix well.
2. Add coconut oil and stir until well combined.
3. Add vanilla extract and lavender oil, mix until combined. 
5. Store in a glass airtight container in the fridge.

*If you heat the coconut oil, be sure it is cool enough to touch before you add it to the mixture.

Breastmilk Gummies

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fruit juice of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons of gelatin
  • (optional) 1 teaspoon of agave or honey (if your child is over 1 year)
  • 1/4 cup of breastmilk

1. Combine juice and water in a sauce pot and heat on very low.
(Mixture should remain at a touchable temperature, high heat will damage breastmilk) 
2. Add gelatin and stir until dissolved.
3. Remove pot from heat. 
4. Add agave, or honey (if your child is over 1 year) and stir until dissolved. 
5. Stir in breastmilk.

They Said I Should Not Use Donor Milk, But I Did

 

They told me I wouldn't get my fairy tale birth... but I did.

I got to deliver my son in a birthing center, drug free, in the water.

Then they told me that I wouldn't be able to breastfeed, but again, I did.

He latched on from day 1 and we exclusively breastfed for 3 months.

They told me that I couldn't cloth diaper... but again, I proved them wrong and I am still using cloth diapers.

Body Image and Breastfeeding

There are a few people who truly know how you feel about yourself. It is common that our biggest critic, as a breastfeeding mother, is the person we see in the mirror everyday. Everyone thinks that there is something wrong with their body shape. Especially, when we are going to the front row of everyone's judgement by nursing our children in public.

5 Ways to Clean Up Your Friends List

1.) Try to do a little digging on your own, asking friends and family who's been complaining about your breastfeeding photos. You can often find the culprit just by asking. 

2.) Delete anyone who has ever been openly negative to you about your breastfeeding.

Workplace Pumping Problems?

If your employer is violating the workplace pumping law by; not providing you and clean place, free from intrusion (not a bathroom) to pump, not allowing you adequate beaks, harassing you for pumping, or demanding you fill out paperwork proving that you pump, do not suffer silently!

Pave the way so the next breastfeeding mom does not have to deal with harassment!

Does the Bible Support Breastfeeding?

Does the Bible support breastfeeding? 

Yes! 

What about breastfeeding uncovered? 

Of course! 

If you see someone claiming that because they are Christians that they think women should cover up or only nurse at home, please copy and paste these Bible verses! 

The Bible supports breastfeeding and the nurturing of babies! It in no way says that breasts are only for men or that breastfeeding is shameful or should be hidden! 

Isaiah 66:10-13 ESV 

Feel Secure Breastfeeding in Public?

As a new mom there were so many things running through my head. Am I going to appreciate every moment? Even when she has been crying for hours and no matter what I do and she doesn't stop. What about breastfeeding? It is the best healthiest option for both of us? Okay, I have done my research. I am ready!

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