Originally published at Mothering.com World Breastfeeding Week is a yearly worldwide celebration of breastfeeding. Beginning August 1st this year, World Breastfeeding Week aims to promote education and support for breastfeeding, to help encourage more mothers to meet their goals. Why do we need to celebrate breastfeeding? And why do we need a whole week devoted to it? Here's why you should care. 1. Breastfeeding is a lost art: Breastfeeding probably wouldn't need to be promoted or … [Read more...] about It’s World Breastfeeding Week: Here’s 6 Reasons You Should Care
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-L-Fg7lWgQ Originally published at Mothering.com Approximately 40 years ago, the ~brazen~ act of feeding a child was featured on Sesame street. 1977 was clearly a different time than 2017 is, as evidenced by this video showing breastfeeding, uncovered and unashamed, on a children's program. Native Canadian musician, educator, and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie was featured on Sesame Street in the 1970s. This in itself was a powerful action, as it was -- … [Read more...] about Remember That Time Sesame Street Showed Breastfeeding?
Originally published at Mothering.com Dear Male Lifeguard, Yesterday I attended my first nurse-in, a response to an incident at a local pool where a mother was told to cover up while breastfeeding her infant. It’s unfortunate that we have to organize such events, but it was an empowering experience, and it was good to see so many breastfeeding mothers come together in solidarity. If you happened to be working at the pool yesterday, I know it must have been tough for you to witness so … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to the Lifeguard Who Complained About a Breastfeeding Mother