It's here! It's here!!! World Breastfeeding week 2017 is here!! That time were I get to support amazing women and raise awareness about breastfeeding!!
This year we are taking inspiration from strong women from the past and adding our own special spin on it made this years breastfeeding photo shoot special for all that participated.
The women in the actual baseball league broke down barriers and gained a large following of supporters. That's what we are trying to do too, the science is there proving that breastmilk is the best option for babies and the benefits extend for as long as the breastfeeding relationship continues (yes well into the toddler years). But what we need is more supporters. People who will encourage new mothers to stick with it and seek help when they hit a bump in the road. People who won't give shocked and disapproving stares (or worse comments) when a toddler needs a milk break in public. If the general public, medical professionals and employers were all true breastfeeding supporters just think of what an impact we could make on breastfeeding success rates and the health of women and children!
In a League of our own!
"Latch em on, hear them coo. The time has come for mommas all around... to nurse them! We're the members of the All Breastfeeding Team. We nourish our babies near and far. We've got Infants, tandem mums and toddlers. We're all for one, we're one for all, we're all breastfeeding mommas..."
Special World Breastfeeding week shout out to our very own MVP tandem nursing twin mom! Holly you have rocked the shoot for 3 years and are an inspiration to all of us!
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Do you realize how dedicated these mommas are? They nurse with cracked nipples, clogged ducts. Sometimes they nurse the baby all night and nurse them again the next morning!
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"What if at a key moment in the game my, my uniform bursts open and, uh, oops., my bosoms come flying out? That, that might draw a crowd, right? [the breastfed babies smile, nod, and latch on]" IT'S WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK!!!
For however long a mom and baby decide to continue on their breastfeeding journey, it is such a big part of their lives. I love getting to have some fun and make special memories with these WBW shoots. By turning something that can at times become a bit ordinary or mundane (when you nurse day and night for a few years) into art, Michelle reminds us that these times are something to treasure! ~Megan Mitchell
Celebrating women all over the world! Breastfeed on!
It is so important to have support during your breast feeding journey. These two sister in laws have a wonderful bond and memories that will last a lifetime. PS....Their mom/mother in law was a Le Leche League leader for over a decade! I'm sure she is proud of these amazing women.
Above is a capture of mommas that have nursed over two years! Such an amazing accomplishment!
Huge special thanks to all the moms who participated, and for the use of the stadium at the Parkview Field Stadium!