nursingbeyonda year

I (almost) did it! Nursing beyond a year

“Perfume for a one year-old?!” my mother exclaimed down the phone, “not in my day!” “It’s a wildcard item, Mum, I’m holding out that someone will gift it to me for my one-year nursiversary” “Nursiversary? What does that mean?” “J will be one, I’ll have been breastfeeding for a year” “…” She was talking about…

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The Importance of Nursing in Public

I’ll share with you a dream I have. It’s a dream that we would all live in a world where we’re comfortable with our own bodies, exactly how they are, and that we’d be so comfortable seeing all sorts of bodies all of the time that we’d be totally cool with nursing in public not…

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Breastfeeding in an unsupportive cultural context

We live in a cultural context that is unsupportive of breastfeeding. This problem, and it is a big problem, is manifold. Firstly, our perception of what breasts are for is messed up. In our cultural context, breasts are sexual. Whilst that may be true, according to our cultural narrative that is ALL breasts are, and…

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