Once again, I’ve been spending a lot of time on Twitter today — connecting with like-minded people, trying to help out, retweeting informative and funny tweets — and I came across the #holisticmoms Twitter party hosted by @HolisticMomsNet. One of their tweets led me to this beautiful video: Nursing the Future.
This video made my cry because of so many reasons:
- it’s just beautiful to see all those women breastfeed in public. I rarely see a woman nurse her child here in Westchester, NY, and I’d love that to change. I want to see many, many more moms breastfeed in public to normalize and promote breastfeeding
- it filled my heart with such resolve that what I’m doing — encouraging and empowering women to breastfeed and providing resources for success at breastfeeding — is so important
- because seeing those pictures brings me such joy — I know this is what I’m supposed to do, to be an outspoken/fearless breastfeeding supporter (lactivist), and I’m so lucky that I get to pursue what I’m passionate about. It would be great to make more money with my blogging, I won’t lie, but it is so rewarding when a woman tells me that I’ve made a difference in her life
- and it made me cry because those pictures reminded me that I don’t have nearly enough pictures of Landon nursing. I probably have only about six, and that’s pretty sad after 3 years and 7 months of breastfeeding. I need to make a point of getting a lot more pictures before L self-weans. I can’t wait to have some taken on our trip to Germany in July! I’d love one of him breastfeeding on the plane, and since Don isn’t coming with us, I guess I’ll have to ask a stewardess to take it :)
Please share this “Nursing the Future” breastfeeding video with as many women as possible — to promote breastfeeding and baby’s and women’s health. You can find the codes to embed it or the URL for it after the video plays.
During the #holisticmoms party I was also reminded of this book again: Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy by Laura Keegan. What a wonderful gift this book would make for any expecting or breastfeeding or formerly breastfeeding mom!
I’m getting my own copy in a few days and can’t wait to read it. But I’m mostly looking forward to all the pictures of breastfeeding moms. Laura, I want to be included in the next edition — with a picture of L nursing at four of five years old! :)