World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August

 

It’s the year 2018 and only NOW has the USA legalized breastfeeding in public in all 50 states. The land of the free and brave? … well, let’s take a look closer to home – have you breastfed in public and had some unwelcome stares and inappropriate comments? Sadly, I have, but most people have been quite supportive. You see, it only takes one idiotic comment murmured loudly enough just for the fumbling mom to hear. As if dealing with a wriggling baby who is struggling to latch isn’t enough. Yip, I’ve heard a comment on a few occasions, but luckily, I’m an ex-beauty queen and devour criticism for breakfast with a smile… and a good dose of humour.

But, not every mom is as confident and that’s why I am celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. I’ve written about this topic a few times and am always amazed at the emotions that are evoked. Please share your sentiments below – why do you think as a society, some people still cringe and judge one of the most natural things in the world?

(Oh and by the way, congrats to Lerato who won a beautiful gift from La Mer – the Cool Moisturizing Gel Cream for commenting. What would YOU like to win as a gift here on the blog? Comment on that too, but let me know your thoughts on breastfeeding first and foremost, please.)

Love and light,

Momo AKA JoJo 😉

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3 Comments

  1. Carmen
    Thu, 09 August 2018
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    Giving up on breastfeeding must be the one thing that I regret the most! I had litres (really!) of milk, baby had a perfect latch right from the beginning and I never experienced any kind of pain or discomfort…but my baby had silent reflux. I tried to pump when the reflux got really bad around 6 weeks but it was soooo exhausting. If I only pushed through. But it is always easier to say when you’re not in the situation right now.

    I am a young mama ( 21) ( and absolutely planned!) and this was my experience with my first born and I will definitely give it my all with the next. I regret it sooooo much I even considered relactation!

    Hmm if I could win anything……My baby is 6months old now and loooves to roll over and kicks his blankets off at night. One more reason for me to get up at night. I would love a sleeping sack or any kind of solution for that!!

    This was the first time I read your blog! It’s great! I’m hooked 😘

  2. Constance
    Sat, 11 August 2018
    Reply

    Im a mom of 3 and breastfed all 3 of my boys (still breastfeeding my 1year old)😋.
    I always try to advocate breastfeeding, but it is difficult when people think that breast milk is not enough or has no nutritional benefits. Many people have their beliefs when it comes to babies. Some being that breastmilk is not thick enough or that the baby is not getting enough because the baby wants to feed to often. It is during this time that, especially firts time mothers, give up on breastfeeding. Believe me, i have received many harsh comments one being that im starving my baby because i exclusively breastfeed for the first 6 months. So, i came to the conclusion that many people are ignorant and uneducated when it comes to breastfeeding and the benefits thereof. I will carry on being a breastfeeding advocate even when im being ignored and mocked! My husband supports me and has my back. We love breastfeeding so much that my 2 year old son tries to breastfeed his little brother 😂
    GO BREASTFEEDING

  3. Kelly Ann Karna
    Wed, 15 August 2018
    Reply

    I’m a mom of two. I was blessed enough to be able to breastfeed both of my kids. I’m still breastfeeding my boy (he turns 2 next month). And I honestly did not think that I would make it that far. I only breastfed my daughter until she was 9 months. She was a biter, and my poor nipples could not handle it 🙈🙈

    I am really inspired by celebrities both local and international who breastfeed their kids and are very vocal and visual about it.
    Thank you for putting it out there. Keep it up, you are inspiring.

    Much love ❤️❤️❤️
    Kelly

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