In honor of World Breast Feeding Week I’m taking part in a blogger group giveaway. This is a nice way to recognize a practice that sadly is not very appreciated nor supported in the US. Grayson is now 8 months old, which is insane!, and our breast feeding journey is slowly coming to a close. I have no idea how much longer it will continue because we continue to feed in the mornings. And to be honest, I love that aspect of our morning and that my body continues to care for him by producing milk like this. I’ll let it go as long as it sticks around.
Breast feeding is a tricky subject because for a lot of moms, mainly because it really isn’t always the most viable, best option. As a full time working momma, I feel like I know first-hand how exhausting and time consuming it is to pump at work and come home and try to feed while making dinner and getting house chores done. Even with an incredibly supportive husband, it was challenging. Looking back, I’m so glad I did it. Grayson and I had our own special route and experience together and he slowly weaned himself. He was never a lover of the boobies. I used to joke that he sort of just ate to get full.
I think I’ve said this before but while we’re on the subject I’ll definitely say that there isn’t nearly enough support for moms who want to breast feed. I would love to see local restaurants hang signs showing that breast feeding moms are welcome and I SO dearly wish hospitals were not so negative toward moms who want to feed. I was in a very natural birth-friendly hospital and when I asked to feed Gray right away they looked at me like I was crazy. P.S. he latched right away and I think that was because I went with my gut instinct. Education is key and no one tells mommas that. So pass it on. Get educated. Know what you want and go after it. Breast feeding is possible and there are lactation specialists and supportive moms out there to help you.
Happy World Breast Feeding Week, ladies and gents! Now go enter this rocking giveaway. xoxoxo
About the Giveaway
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, Nesting Days Newborn carriers are hosting an incredible giveaway with top brands and bloggers. One lucky winner will take it all! The prize is valued at over $300! Enter for yourself or for a friend and share the giveaway with all of the amazing mamas in your life!
Giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on July 10th at 12am.
One winner will receive :
(1) Nesting Days carrier in her choice of size and color
(1) Undercover Mama shirt in her choice of color
(1) Multi pack of Bamboobies nursing pads
(1) Teething Necklace from GumiGem
(1) Infinity Nursing Scarf from Abbie Grace Designs
(1) Bottle of Nipple Cream from MotherLove
Estimated retail value : $330
Enter the giveaway below and then click through to read stories, see photos, and enjoy other fun goodies from all of our partnering bloggers!