Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Magical Milk Pic-O-The-Week



I have received some wonderful pics from Beth McHoul of Heartline Ministries.



8 comments:

Hannah_Rae said...

Christine, thank you so much for letting us know about so many wonderful ministries.

Beth, thank you for the work you and your family do and the eternal impact it will have. Keep that milk flowin' :)

dreamingBIGdreams said...

love it and love heartline for educating women that might not be told that this is the best they can give their new little ones.

Mandi :) said...

Christine,

I first stumbled upon your blog while cruising other profiles with "breastfeeding" as a listed interest. I could thank you for a hundred things like raising your children to be responsible, aware, self-confident individuals who have learned that trusting their parents is an okay thing to do! You are a great role model for parents who just aren't quite sure how to start "that" conversation, thank you for that too! But this might be one of my favorite causes you've adopted. Read on...

I am a 24 year old mother of 1. Neither my nor my husbands family is supportive of our decision to have a child, let a lone supportive of our parenting choices (including breastfeeding). I've spent many, many, many hours with a local Lactaion Consultant and my husband learning this new art form. We've dealt with low milk supply, poor suck reflex, and later on mastitis and blisters. And ya know what? I'd do it all again! The time I've spent nursing my daughter has truly been invcredible. She is now a toddler, and we are still a happy nursing couple. I am so grateful that I have a way to comfort her when she needs it, and a way to soothe her in a strange place. She's is 13 months old, born in December and has never been sick. Thank you boobies!! I would tell other mothers struggling to breastfeed their children (especially in a society that views it as abnormal) to remember to take it one day at a time and that you can do this too! Never, ever feel guilty or ashamed for nourishing your child in the most natural way possible.

Ericka said...

Good Job Mandi!!!!!! That is beyond the best time with your babe and it goes WAY too fast! Keep listening to that momma heart :)
And I love reading about Beth's mission. Empowering!

The Hills said...

I'm an IBCLC (lactation consultant) and have primarily worked with the WIC population in the states. These women who go against their cultural and familial norms to give their babies and themselves the benefits of breastfeeding are brave and beautiful souls. Bravo to them!!!!!!

Troy & Tara Livesay said...

Thanks for this Christine!

sandwichinwi said...

What a sweet picture! Go brave Mamas! Be the agent of change in your world!

blessings,
Sandwich

Hippie Housewife said...

What a wonderful picture! Such a darling little baby, and so blessed by the breastmilk given by that mother.