Friday, August 9, 2013

Breastfeeding Awareness: #3 Sharing Stories

Thanks for come back to my series for Breastfeeding Awareness. If you missed the first two posts check them out here and here! Today I am featuring some of my all time favorite mommy bloggers and their breastfeeding journeys! I chose the below bloggers to showcase how unique and vast each woman's journey is, but still all connected through the theme of dedication to the care of and love for their child. 
I think it is so important to be encouraging to other mothers who breastfeed. A little "Great Job!" can go along way in a world of disappointing stares and "How long are you going to breastfeed?" questions. So enjoy and don't be afraid to send a little note! 



1. First off is one of my favorite breastfeeding blogging moms: Laura at tiny toes, little nose. Our little boys are very close in age, so I am always checking out her blog to see what Liam is up to! She has a beautiful breastfeeding relationship with her son and isn't afraid to show it off. I am so inspired by how free and confident she is with nursing her little guy! She recently wrote about this confidence in a post on nursing in public; you can read it here. Also check out her full breastfeeding story here.

2. Next is a mom I just started following and completely fell in love with after reading her post on breastfeeding a toddler. 
Check her out here:
Although her girl is older than Myles, everything she wrote about in this post is exactly how I feel with Myles! As a first time mom, I often think my child is the only one doing the things he does. I question his behavior especially when it comes to breastfeeding. I often wonder if I am enabling him or making him too dependent on me. After reading this post, I felt such a sense of relief knowing I could relate to every last word she wrote. Mommyhood is hard and it's always nice to be reassured that you're not totally screwing up. Another post I love is this one about her daily routine and nursing in public. Another truly inspiring and courageous mom doing what is best for her daughter and showing the world it is a beautiful thing!

3. This mom is probably one of the most famous in the blogging community and internet in general; Jessica at Little Baby Garvin. She was the first ever mommy blog I followed and is still one of my top 5 favorites. She is a tell-it-like-it-is mommy with a love for all things holiday and Harper; really creative and super funny. Definitely check her out if you don't already. This post is all about her breastfeeding journey and shows how things don't always go as planned. Mommyhood is about doing what is best for you and your child; making sure to use your breastfeeding support network to make the best decision for both of you.

4. This next blogging mommy is also on my top five favorites; Becky at From Mrs. to Mama. You only have to read a few posts to see how much this momma is dedicated to her children and family. It makes my heart so happy to see the love she has for them. The content on her page is real and truly heartfelt and I mean come on, look at how absolutely adorable both her little babes are! Her post is about her journey with breastfeeding both of her children and ends with a few simple breastfeeding tips. It is totally worth the read (as is everything on her blog!)

5. Number 5 is a blogging momma that I actually know in real life. Her blogging was part of the inspiration that got me to start my own. She is also doing a breastfeeding awareness month series so check out her blog (papier mache) throughout the whole month of August to see what other things she has in store! Early on, breastfeeding brought many challenges for this momma, but she showed true dedication to her child's health and did not give up. Most mommies struggle with breastfeeding at some point and if you are one of them, reading her story will give you the hope and strength to keep going. Also check out her breastfeeding bucket list and fun breastfeeding stories here and here


We are all in this together; let's help each other out and build each other up!
It's a beautiful thing ladies! 


4 comments :

  1. Love your posts about Breastfeeding Awareness Month! It's so nice to see others sharing their experiences. Thanks for including me. :-)

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  2. Thank you for the feature! I look forward to featuring your bucket list :)

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  3. I breast fed both of my girls to a year old. My non breastfeeding mama friends laugh when I say how passionate I am about it :D I am so grateful to have been able to nurse my babes. I loved every moment!

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    1. It truly is a blessing and although it can be a lot of hard work, it is completely worth it! Glad to know there are others who are just as passionate as I about breastfeeding! Thanks for stopping by!

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