Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Two in one day!

Aren't you lucky girl or boy??

I saw this posted on facebook and wanted to share: http://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/7laws.html

I'll come out of the closet as a lactivist. I think breastfeeding is important for babies, mothers, and the whole world for about a million and one reasons. Helping breastfeeding mamas has been an important part of my life for several years, heck, since Reese was a baby. During the whole cancer thing I wasn't able to help as much as I had in the past, partly due to the dreaded Chemo Brain. And partly due to my need to mourn the loss of my own breastfeeding relationship with my son. He might have been a little past three years old when I was forced to wean him, but he wasn't ready and really, neither was I.

Anyway, I'm feeling better about both things, for the most part. I don't feel like I'm in a brain fog at least. Breastfeeding Eli...I think I'll always wish it had ended differently, but I'll never regret that I did what I could to make it as easy as possible for him, as gentle as possible for him. It's about balance and that can be difficult.

So breastfeed those babies!


  1. Hi! This is Becky, the lady from craigslist :) I also happen to be a "lactivist"! Did you know that in Tennessee the NIP law only applies to babies under 12 months? I just happened to BE in Tennessee on Anna's first birthday last month. On June 27th, I could legally NIP. On June 28th, *POOF!*, I could legally be asked to stop. Crazy, huh?

    I've been reading both of your blogs a bit and I think you might like my blog, too. It hasn't been updated in quite awhile. We're getting ready to move, too (I wish we could move closer to you guys... your apartment complex ROCKS!).

    Becky (vbacwarrior)

  2. I'll check your blog out, Becky!

    WI had just passed a law that allowed mothers to nurse where ever they and their babies are allowed to be, and they can't be harassed (and a fine if anyone does bother them!). I'll have to find out the laws in GA.