You’ve heard them all – flawed, biased “reasons” for shaming, mocking or punishing women breastfeeding in public spaces. Kristina Kuzmic takes on the cultural biases in a humorous and enlightening way: “Women who are breastfeeding in public are really trying to steal your husbands with their… milk engorged breasts.”
Congratulations to Virginia for passing a law to protect mothers breastfeeding in public this July 1, 2015. Read the exclusive Kindred story here.
Kindred and Families for Conscious Living’s Breastfeeding Bookstore
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation. Its mission is to unite into one association members of the various medical specialties with this common purpose.
Eats on Feets. Community Breastmilk Sharing. Eats On Feets facilitates a world-wide network of parents and professionals who have made the informed choice to share or support the sharing of breastmilk.
Human Milk Banking Association of North America. Human milk is a precious resource. Even with milk banks, the availability of donor milk is very limited. Sometimes, a mother chooses not to breastfeed, or for whatever reason is unable to breastfeed. Some babies MUST receive human milk in order to survive. In these cases, doctors will prescribe human milk for the child. In a perfect world, all babies would receive breastmilk, either from their mother or from a donor, and the artificial milk industry would be very limited. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if “formula” were only available by prescription?
Human Milk 4 Human Babies, HM4HB. HM4HB is a global milksharing network, a virtual village, comprising thousands of people from over fifty countries. We are mothers, fathers, adoptive families, grandparents, childbirth and breastfeeding professionals, volunteers, supporters, donors, and recipients that have come together to support the simple idea that all babies and children have the right to receive human milk. We use social media as a platform for local families to make real-life connections and come together as sustainable milksharing communities where women graciously share their breastmilk. HM4HB is built on the principle of informed choice: we trust, honour, and value the autonomy of families and we assert they are capable of weighing the benefits and risks of milksharing in order to make choices that are best for them.
La Leche League. Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
A Natural Age of Weaning
Natural Weaning Age
Watch Your Language
The Joy of Nursing Toddlers Photo Gallery
AAFP Statement Breastfeeding Past Infancy
Mothering Your Nursing Toddler
How Weaning Happens
Breastfeeding Older Children
Adventures in Tandem Nursing