Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lactivists, (L)activate!

[Hahahaha.  I'm chuckling over my title.  Heheheh...]

Just a quick post tonight - wanted to pass on two links to a set of blog posts I found interesting!

I've been interested in breastfeeding rights, promotion, cultural acceptance, etc. (A REAL SHOCKER, I KNOW), long before I actually started breastfeeding (I blame it on my Mom - thanks Mom!)  I'm very interested in helping to promote breastfeeding without being divisive or judgmental; without blame or guilt and WITH compassion, support and understanding.

So, as a "breastfeeding advocate", these two posts piqued my interest.

Top 10 Things Breastfeeding Advocates SHOULD Say

Top 10 Things Breastfeeding Advocates should STOP saying

I think the author does a great job capturing the positive, supportive spirit that we should offer women - ANY woman - who may want to breastfeed, those who aren't sure if they can/want to, those who want more information about breastfeeding, and even for those women who don't end up breastfeeding (whether it be by choice or whether they are physically unable to do so).

Take a look!

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

Thank you for sharing these! As someone who desperately wanted to BF and ended up pumping for 6+ months instead then moved to formula, I especially like the second list.

Eliza's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 5 ozs
Going home: 7 lbs 10 ozs
5 days: 7 lbs 13 ozs
2 months: 12 lbs 6 ozs
4 months: 17 lbs
5 months: 18 lbs 12 ozs
6 months: 20 lbs 13 ozs
9 months: 24 lbs 3 ozs
12 months: 26 lbs 13 ozs
15 months: 28 lbs
18 months: 29 lbs 3 ozs
2 years: 32 lbs
3 years: 34 lbs

Alice's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 11 oz
2 Months: 13 lbs 10 oz
4 Months: 17 lbs 15 oz
6 Months: 20 lbs 4 oz