#biologicalnorm

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Ich hab dich so lieb, manchmal lieber als mich. Weißt du eigentlich, was du alles für mich bist?#juliaengelmann #bigbabylove #schlafkindleinschlaf #kuscheln #inmeinemarm #nobadhabbit #biologicalnorm
LET KIDS PLAY. It’s simple but so many people have forgotten. A lot of kids today are either couch potatoes with a smart phone/ps or wouldn’t dare do courageous things in case they scratch their knee. They’re wrapped up in bubble wrap. Same with adults actually. You know Why I love paint balling? I love rolling around in shit, diving and putting my self in exciting situations and then getting shot! Delightfully painful! That is a great feeling, who gets what I’m talking about? @vivobarefoot.kids has reminded me of what the biological norm really is! @bayarmaclark @galahadclark @kikimking @taviswright @sintasworld @dulmaclark @vivobarefoot
Pretty sure she’s been attached to me for the last 48-72 hours. Breastmilk contains #lymphocytes and #macrophages that produce antibodies and other immune factors. It provides #lactobacillus and #bifidobacteria the “friendly” bugs that helps prevent the growth of dangerous bacteria. Another molecule in breastmilk actually kills harmful bacteria. In addition to providing protection against pathogenic bacteria, #breastmilk contains elements that guard against #viruses , fungi and parasites. The #immunology of breastmilk is quite amazing. #sendwine #sendcoffee #toddlerteething #wintervirus #exhausted #immunebooster #mamatalk #IBCLCtalk #immunesupport #nursingmama #breastmilkbaby #breastfeedingtoddler #biologicalnorm
Let’s hear it for super lazy mornings and inter-species co-operation! This is such an old photo but I’m on a commuter train into the city, looking at old photos and wishing I was home with my furry and non-furry sidekicks 👦🏼🐱😢 . . . . . #mumlife #momlife #catmum #catmummy #catswhowontmove #breastfeedinglife #breastfeeding #breastfed #breastfedtoddler #breastfeedingatoddler #breastfeedingmama #normalizebreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #twiddling #snuggles
Delilah is 19 months old today! She’s ramped up breastfeeding even more so! Lost count but got to be 10+ times a day 🙈🤱🏻 #veganbaby #vegangirl #veganbreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #selfweaning #biologicalnorm #breastisnormal #humanmilkforhumanbabies #notyourmumnotyourmilk #delilahjukes
We love historical breastfeeding photos! Here is the wife of a coal miner nursing her little one circa 1938. 🙌🏻😌 . . . #wordsmatterbreastfeeding #breastfeedinghistory #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #nurseallthetoddlers #nurseallthebabies #womanlyartofbreastfeeding #liquidgold #biologicalnorm #nursinginpublic
If one more person asks me if she's "a good girl & sleeps through the night?", I might just lose it 😤 Here’s the reality: infants and toddlers are natural night-wakers which has been shown to be protective against SIDS. Children tend to differ not in whether they wake in the night or not, but in whether they need help being soothed back to sleep or not based on their own unique personality, health, environmental factors, etc. Sleeping patterns are neither a sign of a ‘good’ baby or a ‘bad’ baby, just a normal baby. Even adults tend to wake frequently at night, but typically just roll over or adjust their blankets or take a quick trip to the bathroom and then go back to sleep. In reality, night-waking is simply a biological norm that has been misconstrued as ‘problems sleeping’ or ‘sleep issues’ by the demands of our modern, hectic lifestyle. Rant over 🤯 #thistooshallpass . . Info from @themilkmeg & @lrknost ♡ . . . . #feelthefeelings #makingmemoriesforever #lifeasmama #makingmomentsmatter #itsthelittlethings #mymamahood #mynameismama #kindredmemories #thisismotherhood   #myeverydaymagic #myclickstory #holdthemoments #thelifestylecollective #joyfulmamas #littlestoriesofmylife #thedocumentarymovement #parenthood_moments #parenthood_unveiled #stopdropandmom #motherhoodalive #biologicalnorm #momliferocks #listentoyourheart #justmomlife #yougotthis
I’ve seen so many posts about people taking their Christmas decorations down lately 😢 And my Tesco delivery guy gave me a really weird look for blasting a Christmas CD in the kitchen at lunchtime today (...at toddlebeast’s request, honest 😅). Are we the only ones clinging on to Christmas until Twelfth Night?! Surely not?! Who’s with me?!🎄🎅🎁 . . . . . . . #christmas #itsstillchristmas #shutupyesitis #clingingon #breastfeeding #breastfeedingatoddler #breastfedtoddler #exclusivelybreastfed #normalizebreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #familyphoto #family #welovefrugi #organicclothing #organiccotton #organic #buyorganic #christmaspjsinjanuary
We know that a competent, deep latch with coordinated suck-swallow-breathe BREASTFEEDING is the 🌟GOLD STANDARD🌟 for good myofunctional development! Have questions? Don't be afraid to ask! 📝 #monumentmyo #humor #truth #biologicalnorm #biologic #uckswallowbreathe #breastfed #breastfedbabies #breastfeeding #latch #deeplatch #IBCLC #collaboration #nasalbreathing #facialgrowth #facialgrowthanddevelopment #tongue #orthodontics #airway #orofacialmuscles #balance #myofunctionaltherapy #orofacialmyology #orofacialnyologist #dentalhygienist
I don’t count wake ups. I don’t know how long she naps. I’m not sure how long she goes between feeds. Well, not in a formal way anyway... My way of *counting* wake ups is to see how I feel the next day ... Sometimes, I have no actual figure but I know it was a shitload! Other times, I felt like there was nice, long stretches and I’d guesstimate, maybe 3 ... Naps are measured in terms of - - a quick kip (catnap) - a long nap - a wow, you must’ve needed that (super long) nap! Time between feeds is most obvious by the way my boobs feel ... -both bursting - too long, please feed now, my love!! This usually happens on a super busy, distracted kind of day or after a crazy long stretch at night -one bursting- happens when I forget to swap sides at night and then we are so busy the next morning, she doesn’t feed -even and comfortable- a couple of hours between feeds -flat pancakes- feeding frenzy, growth spurt This is the only level of detail I need ... we don’t need to live by the clock or count arbitrary happenings. Figures won’t help neither she nor I, but listening to each other and our bodies will. We will ride waves of intensity and times of relative calm. She will tell me when she needs more and also when it will be less. When that gets too much for me, I will rally my support crew to get the respite I need to meet my needs so I can keep up with hers. Some nights, some days, some weeks, some months will be tough and they will test us. But, we make it through the other side together. She won’t always need me as intensely as she does right now. I will continue to meet her at her point of need, knowing she is only this little for such a little while. ❤️🥰❤️ #beyondsleeptrainingproject
More clothes in 2019? Never!!!! It would be too Weird; in the biologically normal sense. . Here’s to getting more naked, playing in the sun, getting dirty in the mud, immersing in the ice and climbing Kilimanjaro Wim Hof Stylie. Here’s to running the length of the UK barefoot and finding more tribes to dance with wild abandon around a fire with. Here’s to learning to play guitar, finishing my book and beating my drum. Here’s to reaching higher levels of consciousness through play and plant medicine and generally being a lot less weird. #win #rewild #rewilding #wild #barefoot #wimhof #play #love #tribe #thenaturallifestylist
Go us for breastfeeding for nearly 22 months !! We’ve overcame dairy allergies,suspected tongue tie, failure to gain weight in the early weeks of his birth . And doctors passing judgement that breastfeeding is no longer beneficial to both of us ! In all of these opinion we’ve continued to nurse and don’t plan to wean until Elijah had enough #breastfeeding #breastfed #breastfedbaby #22months #nursed #allergies #tonguetie #gous #wedidit #dinner #photo #motherandbaby #biologicalnorm #women #amazing #growth #growing #raising #bigfamily #growingfamily #proud #babyboy #extendedbreastfeeding
I honestly have no idea if she’s hungry or not ... and that’s okay. Sometimes, I think she’s sure to be hungry ... and she’s not. Other times, I’m sure she can’t possibly be hungry ... and she is. One thing I’ve learned that has remained the same for each of my three children is that the only way to know my babes have had their hunger satiated is to offer them a nurse anytime I *think* they need it AND every time they ask ... By doing it this way, I take the presumption away and leave it to their body to determine what they NEED. Take last night for example, I could not have told you before each time my 5 month old latched, whether she was hopping on to *feed* or whether she needed to nurse ... Just when I thought she couldn’t *possibly* be hungry, she woke and fed and fed and fed ... When she’s slept a few hours solid, I presumed she’d be famished but a few butterfly suckles later and she was back out ... It’s the same by day ... Some days, my boobs will be bursting because she’s had such a fussy/ distracted day and then she’ll feed, feed, feed for hours Other days, I have to flat pancakes for boobs because she’s barely made half an hour without latching. Sometimes, she just needs a sip. Other times a three course meal. Sometimes, it’s 5 minutes after her previous nursing session. Other times, more like 5 hours. I trust her. I trust her body. I trust us. This is the beauty of not questioning what she needs. If a boob will settle her, a boob she gets ... whether it be to satiate her hunger, her thirst, her pains, her worries, her stress, her need for connection. Nursing for whatever reason, is never a bad habit ... simply the biologically normal way to meet pretty much every need my baby has and that is pretty amazing 🤱🏻✨❤️ #beyondsleeptrainingproject
Not sure why I appear to be incapable of taking a #selfie without looking impossibly smug 😕 Though in this instance I am really quite pleased with myself for managing to #breastfeed through a very painful couple of months of having no #milksupply at all (as well as loving how amazingly comfy we both still are in #matchymatchy @welovefrugi #christmaspjs ), so maybe a tiny bit of #smugness is allowed?! Only a month and a bit to go until we get to 2 years now. Looks like we’ll make it after all 😅... . . . . #brelfie #brelfies #breastfeedingselfie #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingatoddler #breastfedtoddler #drynursing #drynurse #canibreastfeedinituk #canibreastfeedinit #breastfed #naturaltermbreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #normalizenormal #biologicalnorm #crunchymama #welovefrugi #frugiclothing #twinningiswinning #twinningwithmommy #organiclothing #organiccotton #organic #buyorganic
My baby needs me, It’s that hard and that simple... Now pass the damn coffee ☕️😂❤️ @salty_mama_aus made me this awesome keep cup 😍 #beyondsleeptrainingproject #normalinfantsleep #biologicalnorm #butfirstcoffee
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 17 months since this little lady joined us. Her labor was fast and furious, leaving this mother to feel empowered like nothing had before. An interesting fact about breastmilk composition is that it changes on the daily, even hourly, all to meet the needs of the baby/toddler/child. Your body knows exactly what to do! 👌🏻🤱 #mamaisanIBCLC #mamaisanurse #breastisbestwithoutfear #breastfeedingmom #nighttimesnuggles #biologicalnorm #motherhood_unhinged #uncensoredmotherhood #homebirth #homebirthbaby #thatmamalife #homebirthissafe #homebirthisawesome #empoweredmothers #birthwithconfidence #lifecaptured #capturingbirth
QUEEN! 🙌💕🔥👑 #rachelmcadams #normalisebreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #pumping #expressing #EBF #combifed #motherhood #mama #mamasmilk #breastfeeding #blog #blogger Remember - regardless of how you feed, you're an awesome mother. ✌
“From the time we are in the womb through our elderly years, touch plays a primary role in our development and physical and mental well-being. New studies on touch continue to show the importance of physical contact in early development, communication, personal relationships, and fighting disease.” Read more here: https://bit.ly/2EApPCy 📷 Eliza Hessell Photography . . . #davenportiowa #vanderveerpark #vanderveerconservatory #babywearingphotography #madhatter #babybows #rainbowhair #mylittleunicorn #monkeyfeetusa #moccs #babymoccs #wovenwrap #natibabywrap #handwoven #carryingisnormal #normalizebabywearing #biologicalnorm
Oh shizzzz‼️‼️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Is this not the best photo EVERRRR?! 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rachelmcadams is #normalisingbreastfeeding and pumping 🤱 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is what #realmumlife looks like... well actually she looks much better than I ever did breastfeeding my babes!! 🙈😂 but hey 🤷‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mumbunforthewin ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @clairerothstein
This was in my memories on Facebook from 2 years ago. A week after I made this picture, Olivia weaned at 18 months. I was DEVASTATED! I really wasn’t ready to stop breastfeeding but she was and I’m so glad we ended it on her terms. I can’t wait for this baby to be born to start my next breastfeeding journey 🤱💕 #breastfeeding #breastisthebiologicalnorm #biologicalnorm #treeoflife #treeoflifebreastfeeding #mumblog #mumblogger #mumlife #mum #daughter #daughters #parent #parenting #mother #motherhood #mumofgirls #mumofdaughters #family
She makes nighttime snuggle nursing that much more sweet. If you follow me, you know I’m a huge breastfeeding advocate. Are you nursing? How long? 🤱 • • • • • #mamaisanIBCLC #mamaisanurse #breastisbestwithoutfear #breastfeedingmom #nighttimesnuggles #biologicalnorm #motherhood_unhinged #uncensoredmotherhood #marcjacobsglasses #tacoriring #tacorijewelry #thatmamalife
Bonding occurs when the infant/child is born and continues throughout life. Exclusively nursing is a normal part of a child’s biological needs and will not prevent the other parent/spouse from bonding. Play time, skin to skin, baby wearing and many other things can help contribute to bonding. Nurse on, mama! 🙏🏻💜 . . . Photo credit to: Amber Burns #wordsmatterbreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #bonding #skintoskin #nurseallthebabies #liquidgold #nurseon #nurseallthetoddlers #breastfeedingmama #breastfeeding #happybaby #attachmentparenting #biologicalnorm
Wednesdays hindsight view. I've found my thoughts today wandering back to the days following Logans birth and my stay in hospital. Of how scared, vulnerable and impressionable I was as I knew nothing about how to be Logans Mum. When to feed him, take care of him, when he needed sleep. I had a midwife say to me that Logan shouldn't feed for more than 30 minutes then I needed to put him in the crib, not to hold him all the time.... I didn't know any different so I trusted that this was what I should be doing. Looking back now I really wish I hadn't listened. My 9 months of Motherhood have definitely taught me to trust my instincts. If I had, I would of fed him as much as he needed and held him ALL THE TIME. I was all he needed, after being inside me for 9 months, why would he NEED to be separated from me? Anywho, I adore being Logans Mum. It truly feels like this is what I was meant to do. I just wish I could go back in time to give the scared, vulnerable and impressionable Jeanette the confidence and knowledge I have now. But alas, that time machine isn't available to me. I just want any brand new Mums out there to TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS! If any advice someone gives you doesn't feel right in your gut or heart then just shrug it off! Do what FEELS RIGHT TO YOU! 😘 #motherhood #trustyourgut #trustyou #hindsight #gentleparenting #thebeyondsleeptrainingproject #lovemyson #lovebeingamum #sleepmychild #cuddleitout #biologicalnorm #loveisnotabadhabit
My four month old went to bed early tonight ... then she woke 40 minutes later, and though I fed her, she woke right up ... Apparently bedtime wasn’t bedtime, it was a nap. I didn’t know that. She probably didn’t know that. When I had my first, this would’ve thrown me for six. What was this? Why are you waking so soon after going down? Why did you wake last night after one cycle but then went back to sleep with some boob but tonight, you were up? Why? I would’ve been googling. I would’ve been worried. What did this mean? Is this the dreaded sleep regression? Is this because I nurse to sleep? Maybe you have to learn to self settle? Have I set up negative sleep associations so now you have no idea how to sleep without a boob in your face? What is going on and how the hell do I fix it?!? But she’s not my first, she’s my third and honestly, I am not worried. Not one bit. She woke because she did. She didn’t go back to sleep because she didn’t need to. She went to bed again a bit later with a bit more boob. The night isn’t ruined. Her sleep isn’t ruined. I haven’t done anything wrong. I hate what our ridiculous society has done to babies and our families. Diagnosing, pathologising, fearmongering perfectly normal sleep behaviour. Yep, babies often go through periods of time where they do wake soon after they go to bed. Sure, it can be inconvenient. I was making dinner for my two older kids and my husband and I when she woke. They were hungry and impatient. Would life have been easier in that moment if she hadn’t have woken? Yep. Was I a little frustrated? Yep. Does it mean I have to *do* anything about it? Nope. Sometimes, sleep and our evenings and our plans and our ‘me-time’ or ‘couple-time’ just does not happen. It can be like that for months sometimes. Shit gets messy. Life is unpredictable or predictably unpredictable or even predictably shit. Does it mean our child is broken? No it bloody well does not. Not fitting in with what you imagined or how you wish life would be IS NOT A SLEEP PROBLEM!! It’s a lifestyle issue and that is on us adults to deal with. (Continued in comments) #beyondsleeptrainingproject
Sometimes you have to stop in the middle of making dinner for boob 🤷🏻‍♀️🤱🏻 forgot to post this from a couple weeks back! #veganbaby #vegangirl #veganbreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #selfweaning #biologicalnorm #breastisnormal #humanmilkforhumanbabies #notyourmumnotyourmilk #delilahjukes
"Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way." 💕 #TreeOfLife #Breastfeeding #Brelfie #Determination #Dedication #Normalize #NormalizeBreastfeeding #NursingToSleep #BiologicalNorm
Babywearing facts: Babywearing helps lower stress and stabilize stress hormones in both babies and mamas. 💖 Graphic credit to: @little_willows_co . . . #babywearing #wearallthebabies #biologicalnorm #attachmentparenting #secureattachment #instinctualparenting #babycarriers #stresshormones #mamas
That indescribable moment when she opens her eyes just long enough to look up at you and smile before dozing back off in my arms 😍❤️ #contactnap #beyondsleeptrainingproject #sleeptraining #thanksbutnothanks #cannotimaginemissingthis #preciousmoments #biologicalnorm #onlylittleforalittlewhile #cuddleitout #carrymammals #restformummy
Doula-assisted mothers were four times less likely to have a low birth weight (LBW) baby, two times less likely to experience a birth complication involving themselves or their baby, and significantly more likely to initiate breastfeeding. The mothers who had Doulas also experienced earlier onset of lactogenesis (within 72 hours postpartum) and were more likely to breastfeed their babies at 6 weeks. In a study of 2,174 expectant mothers receiving doula services compared with a sample of 9,297 receiving standard care, Mottl-Santiago and associates (2007) also found higher rates of breastfeeding and early initiation rates among the doula-supported mothers. Except from “Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes” Kenneth J. Gruber, PhD, Susan H. Cupito, MA, and Christina F. Dobson, MEd From The Journal of Perinatal Education #breastfeeding #ldnont #519 #breastfeedingisinfantfeeding #breastfeedingisworthit #biologicalnorm #londonontario -#dynamicdoulasoflondon #doulas #prenataleducation #newskills
Breast. Is. Best. I understand not everyone can breastfeed. But the fact remains. Minimizing the important and value of breastfeeding is a disservice to moms and babies. Support breastfeeding mothers! #breastfeeding #breastisbest #fedisnotbest #fedisthebareminimum #biologicalnorm
I may not be a mother but public breastfeeding shouldn’t be frowned upon #FuckTheHaters #StopMomShaming #Repost @corryn_mindfulmaternity_sa with @get_repost ・・・ I had to share. 😣 Always feed your baby; whenever and wherever they need it ❤ shared from @themilkmeg with credit to : Twitter @carey_fiona - - - #breastfeeding #breastfeedwithoutfear #feedyourbaby #biologicalnorm #unwaveringsupport #nursingmothers #boycottdove #women #love #babies #toddler #infant #child #humanbreastmilk #normal #natural #thegentlebreastfeeder #nursingaversions #breastfeedersAU
Breastfeeding in public is NOT a crime! In fact, your breastfeeding rights are LEGALLY protected. Nurse on, mama. 🙌🏻 . . . #nurseinpublic #publicbreastfeeding #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #nurseon #nurseallthebabies #nurseallthetoddlers #breastisbest #biologicalnorm #liquidgold
ITS OK TO CUDDLE YOUR CHILD TO SLEEP. @beyond_sleep_training_project there is a major reason I have made this keep cup design, after reading some horrific stories about baby “sleep schools” the vic govt want to spend millions on these schools all the while ignoring normal sleep patterns for babies and toddlers. Ignoring intuition and ignoring evidence based science. Leaving babies to vomit all all over themselves and sh$@ themselves because they are “protesting” and won’t EVER learn to sleep through. Bullshit they need their mums and dads through the night, parenting doesn’t stop because it’s 7pm. Glad someone is calling bullshit on this one. You can follow these guys on Facebook they have a huge petition going to sign. . . . . . . . . . . #biologicalnorm #salty_mama_aus #restingmumface #mothering #baby #feeding #breastfeeding #bottlefeeding #love #talesfromsleepschool #mum #mama #breastfeedingclothes #infant #newmum #parenting #coffee #mug #travelmug #mindyourowntits #mindyourownteats #parenting #cuddleitout #babysleep #parentsupport #mindyourownbusiness #unsolicitedparentingadvice #normalisebreastfeeding #nosleeptraining
ADVOCATING FOR ONE, DOES NOT MEAN HATING ANOTHER 🌈Often times when we share we are breastfeeding advocates, there is an automatic 🤭😳🤫 Like we MUST not shave our armpits (not that there is anything wrong with that) or we MUST walk around putting breastmilk on everything (well we kind of do 🤣), or.. the biggest judgement.. that we are ANTI-FORMULA ✋🏼 (NOT.TRUE.) The truth is, We L❤️VE formula, if that is what mama, or doctor feels is best. We aren’t here to judge, and sometimes formula is NECESSARY! To be passionate about something (as we are about breastfeeding & breast milk) does not mean we have to “hate” something else. Our business celebrates breastfeeding. There is scientific based evidence that PROVES breastmilk is superior, having more benefits than formula in many ways! Our business is centered around educating and supporting a mama so she can reach her breastfeeding goals, but guess what? We are NOT anti-formula and we are SO FOR a mama advocating for herself, embracing her own path. If formula is a part of that journey, GoldiLacts is WITH her 🙌🏼 So... if you see a social media post championing formula, let it be CHAMPIONED 🏆 It is an amazing invention. On the flip, if you love formula and see a breastfeeding post LET IT BE CHAMPIONED!! Feeding babes is a wonderful thing and it should be JUDGEMENT FREE ❤️ #formulafeeding #newborn #pregnancy #3rdtrimester #4thtrimester #breastfeeding #ig_motherhood #newmama #prenatal #breastfeedingsupport #lactation #motherhoodsimplified #momssupportingmoms #exclusivelybreastfeeding #pumpingmom #liquidgold #breastmilk #healthypregnancy #judgementfreezone #positivevibes #positivevibetribe #doyou #supportisbest
👏👏So, here's to my longest feeder!👏👏 I just realised yesterday Aurora is nearly 28months... Charlotte weaned at 27 months after 1 month tandem feeding with Zachary. Zachary weaned just before Australia Day at 25 months. Aurora is the clear winner (not that it's a competition) 😂 It may seem sort of old to some, like, WHOA TWO YEARS OLD but then I think wtf, she cant even pee or poop on a toilet yet, is still learning to talk full complete sentences... I mean, shes capable of so many things (like climbing ladders onto the roof...) but in so many ways she's still a baby!! And seriously, how can people judge when they drink cow titty milk 😂😂😂 . . . #aurorafinley #mamasmunchkin #hermimiherbff4eva #fulltermbreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #humanmilk4humanbabies #informedisbest #notfedisbest
She is 4 months. Her aunt is holding her Her eyes dart around looking for me. She finds me and I feel her eyes burning into me. I look over at her and she beams. I smile back and carry on cutting the veges. I can tell she’s staring at me. I look up again but instead of a smile, her face crumbles and she begins to cry. I take her back and her aunt finishes the veg. She immediately stops crying. She is 4 months. I place her down on the mat next to the en-suite so I can duck to the loo. My face disappears and she sobs. I poke my head out and her relief is palpable. She is 4 months. She’s had enough of playing so I scoop her up. There’s washing to bring in still so I pass her to daddy. I turn to walk away and she’s already crying. I turn back and she’s staring sadly at me. I take her back and she snuggles in. Daddy collects the washing. She is 4 months. She does not yet have the brain function to manipulate. She’s not cunningly devising a plan. She is not deliberately making my life hard. She’s not asking for more than she needs. (Continued in comments ❤️) #grubbymummyandthegrubbybubbies #beyondsleeptrainingproject
❤️This post was written by an Insightful Group Member who wishes to remain anonymous ❤️ From day 1, I’ve co slept with my boys. When they were 4 and 6 and I was expecting my third, I transitioned them to sleeping in a double bed in their room with me, then when I gave birth my husband took over, sleeping with them while I had the baby in “our” room. We’ve since added another family member and the sleeping arrangements are the same. I lie there at night listening to them laugh about farts and talk about friends from school. Tonight they were asking my husband what he wanted to be when he was younger and I found out he wanted to be a train driver. 😍 I never knew that about him. Just little things that get bought up in conversation that wouldn’t otherwise happen with the rush of everyday life. I listened to them talk about which one of them was adopted (true sibling style) and laugh at shadow puppets. Before silence fell and they were all asleep: at 10pm after being in bed at 8.30. There is nothing wrong with my kids. They’re not anxious or weird or insecure and that’s why they need their dad to sleep (they don’t NEED it at all actually). They’re the opposite and quite frankly that’s because of how they’re raised, not in spite of it. Some people say bed sharing beyond a certain age is neglectful or wrong or abusive, I have heard it all. But as a parent I’ve learned never to assume what you’d do in the situation because everyone’s family dynamics are different. Our children are respected, they’re loved, fed, warm, happy, secure, safe. Attachment parenting doesn’t have a magical age cut off where it goes from being cute and fun and nice to weird or creepy or annoying. When I hear people insinuating that it frustrates me, but my children being who they are is a testament to that, and I’m not about to speculate on an age where I’ll finally say “enough“. We’re just enjoying our time now. (Continued in comments) #beyondsleeptrainingproject #guestpost
Embrace your grumpy side! Perfect Xmas prez for the grumpy girl in your life 💓 . . . . . . . #cuddleitout #loveisnotabadhabit #biologicalnorm #leavemealone #parentingmemes #introvert #keepcup
Hello 👋🏼 I literally take this everywhere! In the car, pram and sometimes I do the odd shower coffee combo. Who’s done it ? It’s the bomb! Even with this quote on it. Today I drank coffee, tea and iced choc (almond milk) out of my keep cup. . . . . . . #cuddleitout #loveisnotabadhabit #biologicalnorm #breastfeeding #baby #parenting #coffee #keepcup #informedisbest
Say it loud and proud Mama’s! It’s ok to rock your babies/toddlers/bigger kids to sleep 💤 it is not a bad habit. Cuddles release all the feel good molecules and help the developing brain grow. Snuggle all you like there is not a shred of evidence that this will spoil your child. Get the “norm” now- link in bio. Stop telling Mamas to ignore their instincts and their child’s needs. . . . . . . . . #cuddleitout #baby #newmum #breastfeeding #biologicalnorm #normaliseinfantsleep #nosleeptraining #normalisebreastfeeding #love #toddler #child #support @beyond_sleep_training_project you inspired me 💓
Did you realize… • The average age worldwide for weaning is 4.2 years old! • The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that babies and toddlers be breastfed for a minimum of two years, and as long after that as is mutually accepted. • Extended (or natural term) breastfeeding is considered beneficial and recommended by the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Family Physicians. . . . #wordsmatter #wordsmatterbreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #biologicalnorm #nursing #milkymama #naturaltermbreastfeeding #nurseallthetoddlers
How YOU can submit your Words Matter photos or any other empowering breastfeeding awareness photo/stories! You make this page possible and your support is so so appreciated. 💞 . . . #wordsmatter #breastfeeding #breastfeedingsupport #normalizebreastfeeding #nursing #nursingmamas #biologicalnorm
No dejes de leerlo. Endiñale a traducir en caso de... #beFREE Via @thenaturallifestylist ・・・ Happy consumerists day. The day I finally realised that for years I had been spending my money on all the wrong stuff, pleasure-seeking, objects of distraction, was a day of true revelation for me. All of my little uploads from shopping, eating out, drinking, were all just moments of hedonistic escape which never delivered their promised happiness. Apparently, we spend a whopping 80% of our money on junk we don't need. Once I realised this fact, I quit with the pleasure-seeking dopamine hitting BS and instead switched my focus to what I actually need. . Now don’t get me wrong, this whole notion that money can't buy happiness is BS too. Instead, what we need to become aware of is that spending money on the wrong things won’t make us prouder, smarter, cooler, healthier, fitter, happier. Instead, spend your money on things which will genuinely satisfy your biologically-normal needs and you will reach fulfilment. That, my friends, is a how to pimp the Human Laboratory system and end up a freaking tonne happier than chasing moments of pleasure. . There’s liberation for us right there, humans! . #normalize the #biologicalnorm #rewildyourhappiness #rewildyourlife #blackfriday #consumerism #madness #healthychoices #wellbeing #happyfriday
Happy consumerists day. The day I finally realised that for years I had been spending my money on all the wrong stuff, pleasure-seeking, objects of distraction, was a day of true revelation for me. All of my little uploads from shopping, eating out, drinking, were all just moments of hedonistic escape which never delivered their promised happiness. Apparently, we spend a whopping 80% of our money on junk we don't need. Once I realised this fact, I quit with the pleasure-seeking dopamine hitting BS and instead switched my focus to what I actually need. . Now don’t get me wrong, this whole notion that money can't buy happiness is BS too. Instead, what we need to become aware of is that spending money on the wrong things won’t make us prouder, smarter, cooler, healthier, fitter, happier. Instead, spend your money on things which will genuinely satisfy your biologically-normal needs and you will reach fulfilment. That, my friends, is a how to pimp the Human Laboratory system and end up a freaking tonne happier than chasing moments of pleasure. . There’s liberation for us right there, humans! . #normalize the #biologicalnorm #rewildyourhappiness #rewildyourlife #blackfriday #consumerism #madness #healthychoices #wellbeing #happyfriday
She’s been up and down today with this bug and only had a few snack type foods and a couple pieces of fruit and I’m so so thankful for breastfeeding today as she’s still got all she needed and been comforted #veganbaby #vegangirl #veganbreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #naturaltermbreastfeeding #selfweaning #biologicalnorm #breastisnormal #humanmilkforhumanbabies #notyourmumnotyourmilk #delilahjukes
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
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