As a nursing mom of 3, it brings me a lot of joy to help support and celebrate women who choose to nurse their babies. Any new mother will tell you, that while it is a joy to nurse, those early days feel anything but natural. The rawness of your nipples and teaching a baby to latch while exhausted from middle of the night feedings leaves us all feeling a little vulnerable. In honor of Breastfeeding awareness month, I’ve been gifting a free breastfeeding mini session each week to Mamas in the Coweta County area. I have one more open week, if you’d like to grab a spot send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, baby’s age, and a picture of you and your little love.
Coming up at the end of the month, I’ve partnered with The Latch Pad to participate in the 6th annual Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25-31, 2018) here in Atlanta, GA. All participating mothers who purchase a breastfeeding mini session will receive gift bags with goodies from our sponsors! You can buy your tickets here.
The theme this year is #LoveOnTop because love encompasses parenthood from the early days of pregnancy to breastfeeding and nurturing others. This year we invite you to join your community to put Love on Top of it all !
I recently was asked, “Buuuuuut, if you support ALLLLL women, why specifically support black breastfeeding week?”
- I’ve supported ALL women by gifting free mini sessions to women regardless of age and ethnicity.
- While we may not like it, racial disparities in breastfeeding rates do exist and I want to be a part of change that helps all women succeed in feeling empowered to make the decision that best fits their lifestyle. That means educating and supporting the women who currently don’t have the support. Want to know more? You can read better detailed reasons here for why we need a black breastfeeding week.
Want to be a participate in our Breastfeeding minis? You can buy tickets here.