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19 months old today! And shes still a boob obsessed little beast! We love you Phoenix 💖💖💖💖💖 #normalisebreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #boobmonster #mylove #babygirl
Next on the reading list. #BiologicalNorm #Doula
“The knowledge of how to give #birth without outside interventions lies deep within each woman. Successful childbirth depends on the acceptance of the process.” ~Suzanne Arms • • • #motherhood_unplugged #motherhood_unhinged #homebirthbaby #homebirthing #homebirthmama #naturalbirthing #waterbirth #lifechangingmoment #birthgoals #biologicalnorm #birthwithoutfear #birthisbeautiful
Did you know... We are carry mammals. . “This group includes the apes and marsupials, such as the kangaroo. The carry animals are the most immature at birth, need the warmth of the mother’s body, and are carried constantly. Their milk has low levels of fat and protein, and they are fed often around the clock... babies EXPECT to be carried, to be close to parents and to be touched often.” . Pick up your baby. Wear your baby. Keep your baby close. This is biologically appropriate and meets your babes needs! xx . Learn more in this blog post: http://www.halituli.com/to-have-and-to-hold-1-the-human-mammal/ . . #motherhood #babywearing #biologicalnorm #parentwithlove #attachmentparenting
How we ever became a world where nearly everyone bedshares with their infant at some point and time but most never talk about it is crazy to me. Hank hasn’t slept anywhere except in our bed. We didn’t even set up a crib. And the only thing that makes me even a little bit sad about it is that Max no longer enjoys sleeping in our bed. #bedsharing #biologicalnorm #safesleep #familybed #babysnugs #everyonedoesit
Saw this idea on a bf page! We took this picture when Delilah was 6 days old and we visited an IBCLC. This is a great reminder. Obviously it’s not the only feeding position but I’ll get round to labelling some others I have like laid back nursing! #veganbaby #vegangirl #veganbreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeedingpostion #breastfeedingpositions #positionandattachment #positioningandattachment #naturaltermbreastfeeding #selfweaning #biologicalnorm #breastisnormal #humanmilkforhumanbabies #notyourmumnotyourmilk #delilahjukes
As I’m laying here with contractions that seem to be going no where...I’m realizing just how hard it is to trust your own body in the society we live in. I’m on the cusp of #39weekspregnant and I have to face the reality that #babyboy and I may be rushed. #42weekspregnant is as long as the hospital “allows”. After that I’ll be on my own. Panic starts to set in. What if he doesn’t come on his own? What if I’m backed into a corner to be induced? I know my body #candothis but will it be able to in the timeframe that has been set for it? #latenightthoughts #healthypregnancy #duedate #biologicalnorm #whydowedothis #fightback #doctorsarewrong
"If she is capable of signing for breast milk, it is time she weaned." · Well, luckily she's sucking on my boob and not yours! · Let's break this down for you momma: · "Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, and the support of their family, the health care system and society at large.... Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond." - directly from the @worldhealthorg website · Also, "the American Association of Pediatrics reaffirms its recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant." · Notice in both of those statements there is no "FINAL" age. "...or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant" So long as she requests milk, I will give it to her. I will not let my lack of "family support" prevent me from nourishing my baby. End rant. · · · #breastfeeding #breastfeedingsupport #milkmakingmama #breastmilk #WHO #worldhealthorganization #americanassociationofpediatrics #AAP #support #mamassupportingmamas #signlanguage #babysignlanguage #biologicalnorm #healthybaby #immunehealth #microbiome #endrant #keepyouropiniontoyourself
Wonderful news from @usatoday 🙌🏽 At Goldilacts, we envision and manifest a world in which breastfeeding mamas are welcomed, respected and supported WHEREVER they are, and now they can count on lactation rooms at each passenger terminal building of all major airports 😍Mona Liza Hamlin, chair of the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee states, "This is a strong step forward toward a world where breastfeeding families across our country are seamlessly supported wherever they are—at their places of work, in their communities, in an airport, anywhere. No one likes flight delays but for people who are lactating, extra time in the airport can mean finding a place to express milk or risking a dwindling milk supply or even infection. We look forward to building on this momentum and continuing to support breastfeeding people and families in all places and spaces." We look forward to building the momentum too Mona Liza! 💪🏽Thank you @workandmother for this amazing picture 📸#breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedinginpublic #liquidgold #pregnant #newmom #momlife #baby #newborn #dad #family #postpartum #postpartumsupport #postpartumdoula #travel #travelingwithbaby #freethenipple #lactationstation #pumpingmom #medela #awareness #advocate #biologicalnorm #teamwork #lactation #lactationsupport #vacation #travellingmom #losangeles #lax
Happy Monday my lovelies! Just savouring some peaceful moments with baby girl before the next bit of creativity begins.... #painteveryday #homesofinstagram #ihavethisthingwithcolour #creative #art #biologicalnorm #normalisebreastfeeding
Wet nursing was done all over the world, sadly some women was forced to wet nurse. English colonists brought the practice of wet nursing with them to North America. Since the arrangement of sending infants away to live with wet nurses was the cause of so many infant deaths, by the 19th century, Americans adopted the practice of having wet nurses live with the employers in order to nurse and care for their charges. This practice had the effect of increasing the death rate for wet nurses' own babies. In the Southern United States, it was common practice for enslaved Black women to be forced to be wet nurses to their owner’s children. In some instances, the enslaved child and the white child would be raised together in their younger years. (Sometimes both babies would be fathered by the same man, the slave-owner; see Children of the plantation.) Visual representations of wet-nursing practices in enslaved communities are most prevalent in representations of the Mammy archetype caricature. Images such as the one in this section represent both a historically accurate practice of enslaved Black women wet-nursing their owner’s white children as well as sometimes an exaggerated racist caricaturization of a stereotype of enslaved Black women as “Mammy” characters. In addition, the legacy of wet-nursing for African-American women is inherently linked to slavery, and the physical, emotional, and mental abuse that enslaved African-American women endured. While other populations in the United States may be more open to wet-nursing, the cultural attitude within African American communities towards wet-nursing remains one deeply affected by the generational trauma of wet-nursing during slavery. This could explain the extremely low rates of breastfeeding for African American women and the continuous higher infant mortality rate. Let’s change this pattern, we need more mamas breastfeeding their babies. 1-2-1 Doula, supporting women and their families through pregnancy, birth and beyond 💕. www.121doula.co.uk #blackhistorymonth #wetnurse #121doula #breastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #london #uk #doula #infantfeeding #biologicalnorm #eachoneteachone
Mum Allie “Did you know that breastmilk has over 700 different types of benefical microbes to keep baby healthy and support their immune system? #probiotics Did you also know that breastmilk contains human milk oligosaccharides #prebiotics that feed the good bacteria and keep the baby’s gut microbiome flourishing? Babies cannot digest these sugars, only specific bacteria is able to do so. How incredible. . The gut microbiome is your hub for all things good health, from immune system, detoxification, metabolism, energy, hormones and happiness. #biologicalnorm 🤱#bestforbaby #nursing #latchallthebabies #somuchwedontknow #theperfectfood “ keep breastfeeding for longer with #qiara the #breastmilk #probiotics for #Mum #bub #mastitis #lactation #breastpain and #breastfeeding #baby .
We’ve hit platinum! 18 whole months of breastfeeding... one and a half years! Did I ever think we would get this far? No! Am I glad we have? 100%! I feel blessed to have been able to give Olivia the best start in life, it’s not been easy but it’s completely worth it. 12 months was my original goal, and I’d have been happy with that. 24 is now my current goal, and the end goal is to allow her to self wean whenever she’s ready. Hooray for boobies!! . . . . . . . . . . #platinumboobies #platinum #18monthsbreastfeeding #18months #breastfeedingmilestones #breastfeeding #milestones #breastfed #breastfedbaby #liquidgold #biologicalnorm #hoorayforboobies #goldenboobies #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeedingkeepsake #labouroflove #yesimstillbreastfeeding #stillbreastfed #achievement #breastfeedingawards #mumlife #motherhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram
The fabulous Sue Jameson IBCLC speaking about the links between breastfeeding, optimal infant brain development, and supporting the human microbiome. #breastfeeding #cuidiudublinwest #biologicalnorm #alci2018
STUNNING SATURDAY ✨ It is a beautiful day for a wedding and a beautiful day to snuggle up and breastfeed your sweet babe 💛 Thank you @savvvygirl_cakes for sharing your special moments with Goldilacts! Mamas click on our tagged photos to see more of this mamas reflection of her wedding day and her breastfeeding journey. #gorgeous #weddingday #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfedbaby #biologicalnorm #liquidgold #mama #letsgetmarried #breastfeedingmama #breastmilk #makingmemories
Wise Lola dropping some knowledge bombs. . “Pointy shoes that people call normal shoes, but they’re really not normal shoes”. Lola Riddle. . #Repost @vivobarefoot.kids ・・・ PROPRIOCEPTION – HOW WE DETECT OUR BODIES’ MOTION THROUGH SPACE ✨ This is what Lola is developing as they climb, balance, run and jump. They’re working on having fun, but at the same time they’re also working on developing their Proprioception - awareness of how the body moves through the world. But what Lola notices most is how her VivoKids help her feet FEEL! As she says she doesn’t have to look down as she steps: ‘I can keep my head up!’ So how do her VivoKids help? 🤔 VivoKids have ultra-thin puncture resistant soles so feet feel as close to barefoot as possible. And feet that feel send more sensory messages to growing brains. (Unlike traditional shoes which are narrow, rigid and stiff, cutting off all this vital feeling and definitely not helping small, growing feet feel the world around them). So as Lola and her friends grow and explore the world around them, they’re also developing a sensitive, sensorial feedback system of her muscles, tendons and joints. It’s that proprioception! We think feeling is awesome – in shoes as in life in general! ♥️ Are your small wild people in Lola and her friends’ Barefoot Tribe? Join us! 🙌🏼 #freerangekids #vivobarefoot #livebarefoot #wildandfree #feetthatfeel #brainyfeet #wildkids #vivowildkids #outdoorkids #raisingchildren #letthemexplore #wildandbravelittles #thenaturallifestylist
YOU will inspire about 80,THOUSAND others in your lifetime 💃🏻 While listening to one of our fave local Los Angeles radio stations @power_106 , a commercial mentioned that the average person within their lifetime will somehow connect to and inspire approximately 80,000 people. EIGHTY.THOUSAND. Whether it be people actively observing the things that you do, you sharing your history with others, lifting others up with your experience or simply smiling at someone from across the room, YOU have the power to inspire 80,000 other beings in your lifetime. This is huge! By breastfeeding your child, you are impacting the world believe it or not. You are impacting your child and generations after. YOU are making a difference and are part of the global movement to normalize breastfeeding. You are normalizing its importance, the benefits of and the fact that mamas ARE breastfeeding. Breastfeeding IS a thing. It is not leaving, in fact it is coming UP ⬆️ A bandwagon that we are happy to be on!! Join us!! INSPIRE!! And when you see a mama breastfeeding in public give her a high five or a smile from afar. Let her know she is supported! 💛 The beautiful mama in this picture is @inspiring.fitcouple and we are honored that she is here with us as a Goldilacts mama 😍 #inspiration #inspire #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeed #breastfeedinginpublic #breastfeedingmama #breastfedbaby #breastmilk #breastfed #global #globalmovement #amazing #science #biologicalnorm #mamasupport #mamainstinct
I had a lot of fun meeting with Chris and James and am super grateful for the opportunity to share my world and grateful to them for creating a platform for people like me to share our experiences and thoughts. Loving the direction and path the guys are heading and what they are putting out to the world. Can’t wait for us to meet up again for some nourishing movement, in nourishing nature, washed down with nourishing foods and chats. Big hug brothers.. . To listen head over to @wemovemagazine and hit their bio or, find Movers & Mavericks episode #18 through your podcast app. There’s a lot of work behind the scenes to get a podcast out so please give them a follow and leave a review as it helps with the algorithm. Love to hear what you think of the conversation. . #Repost @wemovemagazine ・・・ NEW PODCAST UP NOW... What can nature teach us about movement, training and our health? Pretty much everything we need, yet we live in a man made environment surrounded by barriers that keep us at a distance from the environment which makes us truly thrive. For this weeks episode we spent time talking to Tony Riddle aka @thenaturallifestylist . Tony has transcended his former years as a personal trainer, pilates instructor, barefoot running advocate and is now bringing a connected approach to training, health and longevity by bringing his clients closer to their biological norms, harmonising the modern lifestyle with a more natural approach to living and moving. Tony and his family are based in London and share many similarities with other proponents of the natural movement culture which is growing around the world such as Erwan Le Corre, Lee Saxby, and many others. We cover a fair bit of ground in this episode from health, child development, plant medicine, posture, pilates and running form to his new project advising property developers on how to integrate nature with working environments to create a more harmonious balance of the urban world and nature. There are some real gems throughout which is best started with the question to you “how many hours have you spent outside today?”. Link in the @wemovemagazine bio. #bethechange #empower #transformation
Our bodies are such a miracle. We create babies, give birth, and then WE PRODUCE MILK for the baby!!! 🤯 Seriously, how awesome is that?! The breast milk that your body produces is made especially for your baby. It gives them the antibodies they need to protect them from illnesses. So when babies are born their immune system is very immature. If your baby comes in contact with a germ that you have not, the baby passes the germ to you so you can start making antibodies for that particular germ. You are also able to give your baby immunities to illnesses to which you are immune and to which you have been exposed!!🤯 So amazing!! Research also shows that a breast fed baby’s immune system develops more rapidly. Moms that breastfeed are likely to miss fewer days of work. <~~~Employers, that fact is for you! If you have any questions about breastfeeding please feel free to ask! You can also visit llli.org which is where I got this very useful information from! @lalecheleagueusa Remember mommas, anything that is new to you is going to be a bit difficult in the beginning but with practice the rewards will be so great! 💗 Stay strong girls!
Magic ❤️ she still finds so much comfort here. Out for the count. (Yes those scratches are from the mini beast on her more energetic feeds!) #veganbaby #vegangirl #veganbreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #selfweaning #biologicalnorm #breastisnormal #humanmilkforhumanbabies #notyourmumnotyourmilk #delilahjukes
Breastfeeding has been the most selfless thing I’ve ever done. Also, exhausting, frustrating, beautiful & amazing.
Poverty and racism are more likely linked to SIDS and suffocation deaths than bedsharing. Babies living in conditions of poverty are much more likely to be formula fed, bedshare with a smoking parent, bedshare on a couch, or be placed to sleep on their bellies, all resulting in DANGEROUS bedsharing practices, yet bedsharing alone is portrayed as the factor that increases risk of suffocation/SIDS. This is why it’s so important to actually evaluate the evidence rather than trusting mainstream messages that are often twisted to fit a particular narrative and not based in facts. https://bfmed.wordpress.com/2018/08/27/worldwide-study-on-sudden-infant-death-finds-factors-associated-with-poverty-and-racism-are-more-important-than-bedsharing/amp/ #cosleeping #bedsharing #breastfeeding #postpartum #biologicalnorm #4thtrimester #knowledgeispower #empoweredmama #maternalhealth #evidencebased #breastsleeping #poverty #racism
This latch. 😍 This mama. This sibling love..💛 Mama bear @fear_slayer is TOTALLY rocking the mama game and the breastfeeding game 💪🏽⚡️When we are with a client, we talk about ensuring babies lips look just like THIS 😃 Some call them “fish lips” or “flanged lips”...we call them AMAZING! 💋 Lips “curled out” like this with edges of soft, wet skin showing are just one component in allowing a deep latch. They help to ensure proper suction for well rounded drainage and protection from nipple trauma. If your babe does not flange out their lips like this, milk transfer is still possible! You can sometimes make an easy adjustment by slipping your index finger into the corner of their mouth and flipping their lips outward. Many times there is an underlying reason for their lips to be tucked in. It is always best to have a thorough oral evaluation performed by a lactation professional or pediatrician in order to rule out any tongue or lip ties. These can be easily corrected with a quick laser procedure and nursing typically resumes at a normal pace shortly thereafter! 🎓 #latchedmama #latch #breastfeeding #breastmilk #breastfeedingtips #picoftheday #breastfeedingmom #frenectomy #tonguetie #liptie #tonguetied #instagood #momsofinstagram #momofmultiples #motherhood #normalizebreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #breastfeedingawareness #liquidgold #supermama #allthebabies #mamalove
How old are everyone’s nurslings? Delilah is edging towards 15 months and still THE biggest boob fan in the world! She can feed from any angle and loves a bit of gymnurstics whilst she feeds! Did you know it’s very rare for a child to self wean before age 2, it will either be the Mother consciously or unconsciously leading it. Lots of Mamas can also mistake a nursing strike for Weaning too. 🙈 #veganbaby #vegangirl #veganbreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #selfweaning #biologicalnorm #breastisnormal #humanmilkforhumanbabies #notyourmumnotyourmilk #delilahjukes
Love when they have milk dribbles at the side of their mouth after nursing 💗💕😍#toddlerbreastfeeding #fulltermbreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #momlife #momofsix
BTS from @wemovemagazine Movers & Mavericks Podcast. . It’s always nice to make a connection before being interviewed and so I chose the fallen tree on Hampstead Heath. It was the perfect location to meet, connect, move and for the guys to capture some 📷 of our tribe. . We chilled, chatted and climbed this giant prehistoric Antler before heading back to our house for the mega 2 hour podcast fest. . Luckily for me the guys said they welcome people to go off on a tangent as I have a little issue with hyper focus (ADHD condition) and will often find myself going off on one, and this type of thing can often turn into a 2 hour tangent affair. But I do hope that when the guys hit the live button there’s enough there for you all, and you can follow my flow and drift. . The guys are doing some great work for the movement and lifestyle community and are definitely aligning and defining the biological norm. . Big up to @christopherbaker for the 📷. . #wemove #weplay #welivebaby #love #thenaturallifestylist
2 years was my minimum goal for nursing because I knew I wanted to let my baby self wean when he’s ready. It’s flown by and I’m so grateful for our little journey! I’m blessed to keep nourishing my baby with my body and keep mothering through breastfeeding 🤱🏻💕 #normalizebreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #fulltermbreastfeeding
. The average urbanite spends 90% of their life indoors, removed and disconnected from nature – so much time, in fact, that the modern urbanites have been labeled as the ‘indoor generation’. . We have to ask what we are doing in that 90% of time which forms the vast majority of our life. . If you look beyond the bulk of this time being sedentary we have created environments that honour all our stuff, our possessions, stuffed them to the brim with everything to fulfill our materialistic wants. But what about our needs? Is all this stuff necessary and is all this stuff enabling us to thrive? Are you happy with all your stuff? . Isn’t it time to rewrite the script.....?! That money really can buy happiness. All we NEED to know is what we NEED to spend our money on. I thought you might NEED a clue so I highlighted NEED with upper case 😉I felt I NEEDed to do dat 🤔 It’s Part of being a NEED NERD🤓. . #needs #naturallifestyle #naturalhome #thehouseofthrive #itsaboutthrivingnotjustsurviving
After six months, breastmilk does not just suddenly lose its nutritional value. The health benefits for baby AND mother, go far beyond: - after the newborn stage babies tend to be more exposed to illnesses as they get taken out and about more often. Breastmilk continues to carry antibodies which fight off infection meaning that baby is less susceptible to colds and ear infections etc - it lowers the risk of conditions later on down the line such as: asthma, respiratory infections, diabetes, gastrointestinal tract infections - when baby is ill, breastmilk adjusts with more white blood cells and antibodies to fight off the infection - lowers the chances of adult and childhood illnesses - shown to reduce chances of certain types of childhood cancers - reduces risks of allergies and intolerances FOR MUMS - shown to reduce chances of developing cancers of breast, ovarian and uterus - reduces chances of developing osteoporosis - reduces chances of developing diabetes Nope, it’s not magic, not a miracle elixir. Just the good ol’ biological norm #biologicalnorm #informedisbest #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #breastfeedingmama #babywearingmama #attachmentparenting #attachmentparent #normalizebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #sixmonths #somuchmore
. I love having dinner dates with TuTu - I get to learn from the master. . Uploading a squat ritual, until the squat becomes a peaceful rest position of choice, and not an ‘exercise’ is about as functional as it gets. . Squat Tu-Tutorial coming to a mailbox near you soon. . What......you haven’t joined my mailing list?! . Head over to www.tonyriddle.com and hit the ‘join my mailing list’ button at the top of my home page homie. . And remember peeps we can’t all live in nature, but that doesn’t mean we can’t live naturally. . 📷 credit to Strong Lola (age 8) . #rewild #squat #squatting #naturalmovement
. Yes life is all about balance. But first we must acknowledge and then acquire the methods to even understand what it is that makes a balanced life. . Is it natural? . Many moons ago we didn’t need to ask this question and were at one with nature, the landscape and the sophisticated ecology. We were once the true meaning of one. . This I believe would have been a time when life was about balance. . 📷 credit to Mighty Millie (age 6). #balance #livethelifeyoulove #holistic #love #thenaturallifestylist
Breast feeding and cosleeping isn’t all convenience all the time. Often nap time isn’t my free time. It’s being stuck in bed with a baby on my boob while there are a ZILLION AND ONE things I could be getting done. Dinner needs to be prepped. Laundry needs to be folded. Toys picked up. Shit, I might even want to knit or read a book. Not to mention I really have to pee. But, no. It’ll all wait. Sometimes mothering is just that. Mothering. House keeping takes a back seat. #pleaseunlatch #ihavetopee #motherhood #cosleeping #breastfeeding #breastsleeping #biologicalnorm #normalbaby #myneckmyback #boredtodeath
A fantastic evidence based breastfeeding support group on Facebook. Following WHO/NHS guidelines. Support from fellow bf Mamas and trained peer supporters amongst others! Type in BoobsUK and find us 🤱🏻 #breastfeeding #breastfeedingsupport #biologicalnorm #BOOBSUK
It’s true, breastfeeding can be difficult. In the first few days of baby’s life many moms are overwhelmed with thoughts about latch issues, supply, and feeding intervals. While those things are true concerns, our culture has made breastfeeding much harder than it needs to be. We are taught to cover up, so most women have never seen a baby latch well. We are taught to only feed baby when the clock says it’s time, so babies end up dissatisfied and upset. We are taught that nursing for comfort or for thirst or for tummy trouble or for help falling asleep is wrong and many women don’t have adequate supply because they restrict breastfeeding to a schedule. This book gets it right. “Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers” is a must read for pregnant and new moms. We don’t have to listen to culture but instead we can listen to our babies and our bodies. They usually lead us down a smoother path ❤️ ▫️ #breastfeeding #breastfeedingondemand #nursingondemand #comfortnursing #biologicalnorm #breastfeedingmadesimple #gentlemothering #attachmentstyle #latch #latched #doula #natural #feedingbabies
Thanks @goldilacts - GOOD MORNING MONDAY FACTS ☀️ We hope that you had a wonderful weekend with those you love most 💕 And whether you have a lil’ nursling on your chest or armpit, we are sending all the breastfeeding love vibes your way! 😘 #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingfacts #breastfeedingmommy #mamalove #manatee #sosweet #liquidgold #armpit #newborn #breastmilk #sealife #biologicalnorm #zoo 📸 from the @facebook of @lalecheleagueusa #putaboobinit #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmom #breastfeedingisbeautiful #boobsforbreakfast #boobies4life #badassbreastfeeder #momlife #mamalife #babies #feedthebabies #freethenipple #donthatelactate
GOOD MORNING MONDAY FACTS ☀️ We hope that you had a wonderful weekend with those you love most 💕 And whether you have a lil’ nursling on your chest or armpit, we are sending all the breastfeeding love vibes your way! 😘 #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingfacts #breastfeedingmommy #mamalove #manatee #sosweet #liquidgold #armpit #newborn #breastmilk #sealife #biologicalnorm #zoo 📸 from the @facebook of @lalecheleagueusa
Do you have a baby that doesn’t like to be put down? It’s important to know that that’s completely normal. In fact, mammals can be divided into 4 categories based on how they care for their young: Cache Mammals, Follow Mammals, Nest Mammals and Carry Mammals. Humans are most similar to Carry Mammals such as Apes and Kangaroos. Our babies are the most immature at birth and our milk is relatively low in fat and protein content. This means that our babies need contact with another body to continue to develop and we must be able to breastfeed frequently around the clock. ▫️ You CANNOT spoil an infant by holding her too much and I promise, she will want to be independent before you’re totally ready. So get yourself a Ring Sling, strap the baby onto your chest and Carry On, Mama 💕 ▫️ #carrymammals #kangaroocare #ringsling #carryon #babies #breastfeeding #humanmilkmachine #humanmilk #independenttoddler #doula #attachmentstyle #attachmentstyleparenting #biologicalnorm
Morning. #internationalbreastfeedingweek2018 is drawing to a close. Here’s a shameless pic of my pair #tandembreastfeeding at about 10 months old because we had a positive #fulltermbreastfeeding experience with lots of #breastfeedingsupport But it’s not the same for everyone so please keep sharing and help to #normalisebreastfeeding You can see more pics of our tandem breastfeeding journey in the story 👆🏻...................................................................................🌈There’s still a chance to enter our competition to win a rainbow print MILK or BOOB baby vest (see earlier post) and to grab 25% off all of our breastfeeding products (prices already applied on the shop) #breastfeeding #breastfed #pumping #bottlefeeding #happybabies #biologicalnorm #mothersmilk #boobie #boob #custombabyvests #customtshirts #customtees #organic #weloveorganic #teenyrainbows #etsyseller #etsysellersofinstagram #smallbusiness #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness
Breastfeeding; it's such a special and important part of my life. I'm so grateful to be able to nourish, comfort and bond with my boy in this way ☺ We are aiming for natural term breastfeeding for the huge benefits it offers us both. #worldbreastfeedingweek #lovebreastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #nobottlesneeded #normalisebreastfeeding #fulltermbreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #foodandcomfort #raisingboys #onthebedsidetable
Breastfeeding to sleep, is a fantastic way to settle your baby or toddler when they're tired. It is the biological norm after all! #nursingtosleep #breastfeedingtosleep #breastfeeding #sleep #biologicalnorm #worldbreastfeedingweek #babiesandtoddlers
Happy international breastfeeding week 1-7aug 💗💗 3 babies nursed, I wouldn't miss a moment of it. It wasn't easy at first but it was worth it. It's the best comfort and medicine, its a labour of love, its our wonderful amazing female bodies giving and sustaining life, like millenia of women before us. It's primal and magical. And the hardest thing and the easiest all at once. But we've lost our collective knowledge, we don't value the sacrifice or effort or sheer bloody determination it takes. We need to support each other again and build up the knowledge base again and celebrate the achievement of those that get through everything thrown at them to feed their babies. #internationalbreastfeedingweek #breastfeedingmum #breastfeeding #natural #love #oxytocin #cuddles #snuggledin #breastfeedingjourney #breastfedtoddler #strongbond #keeponboobin #attachmentparenting #instinctual #normalisebreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #supportbreastfeeding #celebratingachievement #supportallwomen
🙌🏻❤️NORMALISE BREASTFEEDING❤️🙌🏻 It’s world breastfeeding week I am so incredibly proud of our journey it hasn’t always been easy but it’s always been worth it ....... 28 months strong 💪🏻 ❤️ People often ask me when I’ll stop.... it’s not really my choice, my answer will always be when she is ready. Every baby is different Macy self weaned at 22 months. The world health organisation advocates “natural term” weaning which is between 2-7 years. Who knows how long Rae will feed what I do know is it’s always been best for me & my babies ❤️❤️❤️ In the UK we have some of the lowest feeding rates in the world..... let’s normalise breastfeeding, encourage one another, support a mama on her journey, breastfeeding is the biological norm it’s time we brought it back #normalisebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeedingtoddlers #bringitback #normalisebreastfeedinginpublic #biologicalnorm #naturaltermbreastfeeding #naturaltermweaning #worldbreastfeedingweek #myraeofsunshine ❤️
A magical breastfeeding story for breastfeeding week: although a rocky start with feeding my first born, we went on to have a long and happy breastfeeding journey, including through my pregnancy with my second. At 37 weeks I developed shingles. I felt terrible and the rash covered my abdomen. I was asked to go into hospital to talk to a consultant who told me that shingles is highly contagious for those who have not had chicken pox before and therefore, it was imperative that I stay away from my son so that he does not contract the virus and then potentially infect my newborn baby.... ok. So even if I WASN’T breastfeeding, how possible is it to stay away from your two year old for anything up to or over a three week period??!! I smiled and nodded, didn’t even mention that I was breastfeeding and went on my merry way. My son would often lie on the affected area when feeding. Did he catch chicken pox? Of course not. It could be coincidence. Or it could be the fact that he was getting MY OWN ANTIBODIES through breastfeeds despite coming into contact with the rash daily. So, just to clarify, although I HAD the shingles virus and was highly contagious to those who have not had chicken pox, because I have had chicken pox I am therefore immune, so he was getting my IMMUNITY through breastfeeds! Is this magic?! Sourcery?! Witch craft?! Nope. Just the good ol’ biological norm. Share your magical breastfeeding stories below ❤️❤️ #normalizebreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #chickenpox #breastmilk #elixir #witchcraft #mumsareamazing #worldbreastfeedingweek #mumlife #instamumma #instablog #instamumblogger #shareyourstory #tandemfeeding #breastfeedingthroughpregnancy #
This week is World Breastfeeding Week. in 2003 and 2005, I had my boys in the age of no selfies, no smart phones, no facebook. So having trawled through my “I’ve got a baby and I’m breastfeeding photos”, here’s what I could find. I struggled in those early days, but I was helped by my phenomenal NCT teacher & breastfeeding counsellor and had my tribe of breastfeeding mummy girlfriends. What I know today in 2018, is that locally there is at least one breastfeeding support group at least once a day in the area (all free, including tea and refreshments), we have a 1.3k local facebook breastfeeding group and we have many many breastfeeding mothers who are welcomed everywhere with no judgement all over our beautiful city. We have one of the highest rates of successful breastfeeding in the country and I know that is because our breastfeeding support hasn’t been cut, is as needed and used as ever and we have an army of local volunteer mums who are trained to support breastfeeding and run our daily groups. #salisbury #luckytolivehere #breastfeedingsupport #breastfeeding #postcodelottery #WBW2018 #NormaliseBreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #oxytocin #motherhood #mumandbaby #doula @assocbfmothers @katequilton @nctsalisbury @nctcharity
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