What exactly does it take to become a badass public breastfeeder? How can you learn to feel comfortable in any environment- and what tools are helpful to have to make this transition more smooth for you? Here our special interview with Abby of the popular website and blog, The Badass Breastfeeder.
Nursing in Public
Just because moms have the right to breastfeed in public, doesn't mean everyone will be supportive. The news is filled with moms who are constantly being attacked for nursing their babies on demand in public areas. We know it's going to happen, so what can we do as breastfeeding supporters to help encourage moms whenever possible? The answer may seem simple, but sticking up for others isn't always easy. Today we're talking about how to support moms who choose to nurse in public.
Most states in the U.S. have laws that protect breastfeeding mothers, allowing them to nurse their babies in public. But that doesn’t mean the laws are always upheld and the result can be devastating to a mom who simply needs to feed her baby. Organizing a nurse-in is one way to raise awareness about these discrepancies and to encourage change. So, what exactly happens during a nurse-in? How are they organized? And do they really make a difference?
We're continuing our series to help guide new breastfeeding moms through important milestones during that first year. In this episode, we'll focus on what typically happens to your breastfeeding relationship during weeks 3 through 6.
Breastfeeding may be challenging at times, and it doesn't help to have judgmental people critiquing your every move. How can a breastfeeding mom cope with these unsolicited comments without her self-esteem being squashed?