Breastfeeding in public is definitely one of those polarizing topics that stirs up a lot of mixed feelings. Often viewed as controversial, what seems like something that should be a natural human right has somehow left many new moms questioning whether or not they have any legal ground to stand on.
Aside from the typical breastfeeding concerns you might expect clients come to see me for, can you guess the topic I get asked the most questions about? I'll give you a hint. It's not sleep. It's not about the latest baby-acne breakout. It's not even about whether or not the color of that morning's blowout is normal. Believe me, I do get plenty of these questions as well, but what I'm referring to are questions about nutrition.
Ahhhh, waiting for that first tooth to pop. I don’t know if it’s more painful for baby or mom. Okay, maybe us moms are not in any actual pain (unless baby tried to use your breast as her own personal chew toy – ouch!), but the drooling, fussing and inconsistent sleep and feeding patterns that often go along with teething are enough to definitely test our patience.
The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2016 aims to raise awareness of the links between breastfeeding and the Sustainable Development Goals. According to the UNICEF & WHO WBW Message, “breastfeeding is one of the most effective – and cost-effective – ways to save and improve the lives of children everywhere, yielding lifelong health benefits for infants and their mothers.”