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My Breastfeeding Journey: 5 Months A Slave…

Navy is almost five months old, which means I have been nursing for about five months now. I am his sole source of food; I am undoubtedly 5 months a slave. (it’s ok, you can laugh)

This time around things have been much different from when I nursed my daughter. Charlie B. was a breeze. She loved nursing, pumping wasn’t easy but I got it done and my freezer supply was hearty — Life was good. Navy B. is a whole ‘nother story. Sometimes he likes to nurse, sometimes he’ll fuss his way through it. Pumping was going great (I got a new pump and it made a world of difference) but then my supply decreased. Then, my freezer stash to a severe hit. Things were looking bleak.

In an effort to somewhat correct the downward tailspin my breastfeeding journey was taking, I took some drastic (and some not so drastic) measures to get back on track. Here’s what I did …

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Happy National Breastfeeding Month!

YAY! Let’s celebrate boobies and what they’re really meant to do…feed da babies!!

August is “National Breastfeeding Month” and the first week of the month is dedicated to “World Breastfeeding Week”. This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal For Life!”

To celebrate this awesome month, the United States Breastfeeding Committee is hosting a social media campaign inviting participants to share six word stories on what breastfeeding means to them. Participants will post a “selfie” photograph on Facebook and/or Twitter, holding a sign with their six word story using the hashtags #NBM14 and #SixWords. The USBC campaign will also focus on a specific sector/system of support with an aligned legislative goal:

August 1-3: Launch #SixWords campaign at USBC events in Washington, DC
August 4-10: Workplaces
– Save the date for the MomsRising #WellnessWed Twitter chat on August 6 from 2-3 p.m. ET
August 11-17: Hospitals / Health Care
August 18-24: Communities
August 25-31 (Black Breastfeeding Week): Families
– Save the date for MomsRising #WellnessWed Twitter chat on August 27, from 2-3 p.m. ET

One of my faves, Club MomMe will also be hosting an event honoring “National Breastfeeding Week” called the “Great Big MomMe Latch On”.

Latch On with Logos

Ladies get your boobies and babies ready and meet the MomMe’s at one of the locations below on August 7th…

Costa Mesa – Granola Babies at 12 pm

Canoga Park – My Nursing Coach at 12 pm

Pasadena – The Cradle Company at 12 pm

Playa Vista – Chess Park at 12 pm

Redondo Beach – The Mother Nurture Center at 1 pm

Santa Monica – The Right Start at 12 pm

Sherman Oaks – Earth Baby Boutique at 12 pm

Sherman Oaks – The Pump Connection at 12 pm

Torrance – South Bay Breastfeeding Support at 12 pm

West Hollywood – Mom’s The Word Boutique at 12 pm

If you’re not in the LA area, please let us know how you will be celebrating “National Breastfeeding Month” and we will share it with our readers.

Disclaimer: While we do believe “breast is best”, we are very sympathetic to those mother’s who cannot or choose not to breastfeed. Every mother has her own path and we support EVERYONE’s journey. xoxox

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