'Help a Mama Out' Topic of the Week: Tips for Talking with Your Boss about Pumping
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.
This week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jeanette McCulloch, co-owner of Birth Swell. Birth Swell is one of those amazing birth and breastfeeding online resources that promotes creating positive change for maternal/infant health through social media and collaboration. They truly rock! Here's a sneak preview of my presentation, where I will discuss why I LOVE to blog about breastfeeding and how I hope to convince many of my colleagues to start blogging along with me!
In an effort to demystify milk sharing, for the next few weeks we will be sharing stories from breastfeeding moms who either donated their excess breastmilk or supplemented their baby with someone else’s milk. For more information about milk sharing, both informal and through milk banks, please visit our article: Supplement Options: Donor Milk, Milk Banks, and Formula, as well as our Boob Group podcast episode, Low Milk Supply: Donor Milk, Milk Banks, and Formula. Today on the San Diego Breastfeeding Center blog, I am honored to share Cara's story, which demonstrates how a sense of community can blossom through supplementing with and donating breast milk. If you would like to submit your story to be shared with our readers, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much, Cara, for sharing your inspiring story with us! Your daughter is so lucky to have you as her mother!