Tuesday, August 9, 2011

World Breastfeeding Week 2011

World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 -7) has just wrapped up, but I hope we can keep up the good work of encouraging and helping new moms and getting the world to see breastfeeding as a normal everyday thing.

I was disappointed that I couldn't be counted for the Big Latch On, but I was with you, nursing my baby on an airplane.

I wish that the culture I live in had a much more positive attitude about breastfeeding.  I sometimes feel like a pioneer doing something as old as mammals have been around, which is a really odd feeling.  I try to be discreet.  In fact I have breastfed my baby without people knowing what I was doing on several occasions, which is impressive in itself considering how things started out!  The point is that I shouldn't feel obligated to be discreet.  I should be able to just feed my baby and not worry about who might see a little nipple, because no one should care about seeing a little nipple.

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