On Thursday, bloggers from around the world came together in a show of support for breastfeeding mothers. New mothers have enough challenges without having to feel guilty for how they feed their baby, especially when they are choosing the most natural of means - breastfeeding. Over the last few days there has been a lot of heated debates, controversial posts, and social media outcry against the position that the Weston A. Price Foundation takes on breastfeeding. While they do present sound information on the ideal diet for breastfeeding mothers, they do so in a manner that brings about guilt, fear, and confusion. The bloggers who participated in the Breastfeeding Support Blog Party are not trying to create a divide between mothers. They simply want to offer support, in the form of blog posts, as to why breastfeeding should always be the first choice both for baby and mama. We hope you take some time to read the posts that were written as part of the Blog Party. There are also over 140 posts linked up as part of this. Take some time to check them out here or link up your own breastfeeding support post!
Dionna at Code Name: Mama has come
up with 40
ways that family, friends, coworkers and employers can support mothers who pump
breastmilk, along with a ton of resources for you and the pumping mom in your life. There
are also some fun graphics you can print and pass out, with 70% of all proceeds going to buy
pumps for moms in domestic violence shelters!
Destany at They Are All of Me
writes about ten common breastfeeding myths that scare women out of breastfeeding.
Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta
Mama discusses how her diet wasn't WAPF perfect, but she still breastfed a perfectly healthy baby.
Christine at African Babies Don't Cry
is passionate about breastfeeding, here are her 101
Kelly at Becoming
Crunchy discusses the question of whether you
should still nurse - even if your diet isn't 'right'.
Jorje of Momma Jorje has enough
pressure in her life, she is glad she doesn't have to worry about what, when and how much
food she feeds her son since he is also still nursing.
Angela at EarthMamas World
discusses a f
ew of the most common problems that a mama may encounter while breastfeeding.
Angela also shares natural remedies for each of these breastfeeding problems!
That Mama Gretchen reflects on
bond breastfeeding has created as her two children have transitioned from their womb
experience to their earth side one.
Julia at A Little Bit of All of It shares ways
and breastmilk are unique and special in a way only they can be.
Amy W. at Natural Parents
Network shares 5 scientific
reasons that mother's milk is an unequaled form of nutrition and nurture: so awesome,
and so unique!
Laura at Authentic Parenting
shares solid information on iron
intake for the breastfed baby.
Charise at I Thought I Knew
Mama shares the
questions (and answers) about breastfeeding she wished she had a friend to answer for
her before becoming a mama.
Abbie at Farmer's Daughter choose to
breastfeed her children in part because it’s easier than bottle feeding, not to mention that it is
the best nutrition for babies, that it has health benefits for both mother and child, that it
encourages bonding, and of course that it’s free! Basically breastmilk is the ultimate convenience
KerryAnn at Cooking Traditional
Foods shares how the rush to recommend raw milk formula actually harms mothers.
Starlene at GAPS Diet Journey shares her
experience with nursing and why she feels it is an important piece of the your baby's health.
At Living Peacefully with Children,
Mandy draws a connection between how formula companies market and how women are treated by society.
Amy at Anktangle outlines a few of the
many ways breastfeeding benefits both mom and child—aside from providing excellent
Adrienne at Whole New Mom shares Part One and Pa
rt Two of 100 Reasons Why Breast Is Best.
Dawn at Cultured Mama shares her personal breastfeeding journey and how she overcame low supply issues and
successfully tandemed nursed with only one breast.