When I sat down to plan my goals for 2013, in all honesty I slimmed down my obligations and commitments. With The Boob Group podcast going strong and my new office allowing me to see more moms and babies, I felt like I had reached my perfect balance between work and home life. Then, this little thing called NURSING IN PUBLIC DISCRIMINATION entered my horizon. With all I try to do to support and empower breastfeeding moms, how could I stand aside and not say anything when they were harassed for breastfeeding in public? Unknowingly, as I tempered down my responsibilities for 2013, I was just making room for this new passion: Breastfeeding in Public Advocacy!
I am one fortunate woman! How lucky am I that I have the opportunity to work with moms and babies everyday, hopefully providing one tidbit of information that might make breastfeeding (and motherhood) a little bit easier? This is my job as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC.) Many people wonder what I do all day. Personally, if I had to sum it up succinctly, I would say that I help empower women every day.
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For some reason breastfeeding in public is extremely controversial in the United States. It’s like society forgot that the true purpose for breasts was to feed and nourish babies, not flaunt in low-cut dresses. Day after day, my Google alert shares another story of a controversial nursing in public incident… who knew I would be blind-sided by a story that took place in my OWN CITY???
I'm so excited to launch a brand new series on the San Diego Breastfeeding Center blog! It's called: Help a Mama Out! Over the past few months I have been posting readers' questions on our Facebook page and have been blown away by the fantastic advice and support you have shared. The downfall with Facebook, though, is that eventually the terrific advice will work its way down the wall and succumb into Facebook oblivion, never to be found again.