Breastfeeding is not Sexy

I have seen a lot of breasts in my career.  As a lactation consultant, that’s my business.  I watch babies nuzzle up to their mothers to get nourishment.  I help mothers figure out how to feed their babies without pain, anxiety, and stress.  And let me tell you the truth, there is no sex appeal in the breastfeeding process.
I have read countless arguments about breastfeeding in public.  I am a little biased of course, but I can’t help but wonder why there is so much attention paid to this topic.  Just let the babies eat!  Let them get their food wherever it makes sense (which is NEVER going to be in the bathroom.)
Truthfully, we have child abuse, Ebola, homelessness, and other major problems in our world.  Why do we need to fight about where a mother can feed, sustain, nurture her child?  Especially because breastfeeding is a wonderful way to combat issues like food insecurity, health issues, and attachment.
I get it, breastfeeding is not for everyone.  It is something that is part of a families individual choice.  But please don’t persecute those who choose the boob!
Check out this piece from the Huffington Post.

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Joyeux Parenting

I am the proud mother of two beautiful children and have lived in Boston for most of my life. I have over twenty years of experience as a Child Development Specialist working with new families, pediatricians at Mass General Hospital, and Early Intervention. I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the challenges related to breastfeeding, behavior management, picky eaters, discipline, sleep, and development. I love being a wife and mother and sharing my experiences-the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am constantly learning about new evidence based information as it relates to parenting. Most importantly, I think it is crucial to recognize that we all make mistakes and learn from them. I am a firm believer that humor is essential as you navigate the world. Parenting should be full of joy and that is why I started my business Joyeux Parenting. Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences with you.

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