Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Magical Milk Pic-O-The-Week

As I've been reflecting on breastfeeding (which I normally do when I'm drifting in thought at the grocery store ... the library ... while my husband is preaching ...), I realized that there is something else FABULOSO that I can be doing to promote the magical milk of mommies.

So, I thought I'd do a little "Magical Milk Pic-O-The-Week." Some people are repulsed by breastfeeding in public because they have never known it to be normal and okay. That has never been modeled for them throughout their life. They are having to break old mental molds to even consider the possibility that it is "okay."

Here's Week One (as someone who has induced lactation for her adopted child and multiple foster babies, you can understand why this is my first pick):



If you find it disturbing, then really stare at it. Say to yourself, "This is meant to be ... this is meant to be ..." If you just can't handle it, then might I suggest that you place a light swaddling blanket over your head until you've had enough time to scroll down.

More to come! WHOO! HOOO!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome picture!

I had been wondering if you induced lactation for your foster and adopted kids. That's so great!

CeCe said...

Wow, you must have quite the story regarding inducing lactation!

Anonymous said...

I love it! I breastfed Abi as long as I could... 11 months! I have a cousin that attempted to induce lactation for her adopted daughter, but failed. (I don't think she had enough support... It takes a very supportive family!) I love it! Can't wait to see week 2!!
~Jamie
PS - I love reading your blog...

Mama Chaos said...

Yay!! Beautiful picture!

Throw in the blanket said...

Great pic! As a breast feedin mama myself, the Delta fiasco really burnt me up. This is the deal: in our society, you are not allowed to bare a breast unless said breast is SELLING something. Otherwise - shame shame!
Keep em bare!

Anonymous said...

Christine, you rock! I breast fed my son for 2 and a half year in public and laughed out loud at anyone who dared to look at me funny.

Still can't get over the fact that some people can't accept that we are MAMMALS. Hello? That's what they're for? Were you asleep all the way through Junior High biology?

Sharon said...

I agree-excellent pic! Although that baby doesn't look real. Is it supposed to be a real baby?
We know of one friend that induced lactation for her adoptive daughter. I think it's the most beautiful, selfless thing to do for your child!

Aleisha said...

This brings tears to my eyes. I wasn't successful inducing lactation for my son when we adopted. I used to just strip us both down, when he was an infant and hold him close, let him feel and play as much as he wanted to. He's 4 now..and he still wants to do it! HA:) We've now begun the discussion about beauty with boundaries:)

Gloriana said...

Perhaps a Tapping lesson for acceptance of breastfeeding? ;)

Love that lactation can be a mama's superpower. Keep the pics coming, CDM!