"World Breastfeeding Week means that we have a week to focus on getting out information to the public as to why breastfeeding is normal and natural and the preferred feeding method for all children. If we can help to normalize breastfeeding just a little bit and un-do some of the damage done in the United States with views towards public breastfeeding then we have achieved a lot!"
" What I love the most about breastfeeding my little girl is the bond that I know we have. At 10 months old now, although very distracted when we are out and about, she gets so excited when her she knows she is getting her "milkly!" I also love that I know she is getting so much nutrition everyday"
" I think the most important thing is to be confident and nurse in public to help normalize breastfeeding. Also, the support from healthcare professionals is crucial! Doctors, nurses, etc need to support and educate on the importance of breastfeeding and get proper training and be able to recognize that they are not the breastfeeding experts and always defer to the experts (Lactation Consults) in the hospital. Also, any mom who is breastfeeding in the hospital should be scheduled before discharge with a lactation follow-up with an IBCLC of their choice. "
"The greatest challenge was the first few weeks of nursing as my baby had a posterior tongue tie and nursing was extremely painful. I was 100% dedicated and determined and I did not care how much pain I was in in order to provide the best nutrition for my child. After all...I just got through natural child birth!"