Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Few More Things

A Worthy Cause

I'd like to ask you all to visit Lansinoh's Breastsfeeding Initiative and consider donating. You may not have heard me "preach" on this subject in the past, but it is something that I feel passionately about. I recently looked up the exact wording of the laws in both Texas and Florida and am proud of both states for protecting the rights of mothers to bf, and especially Florida as their wording is much more exact. But more still needs to be done. There needs to be more education for the public on the benefits of breastfeeding. Owners and managers of businesses should all be made aware that it is illegal (in most states) for them to even ask for a woman to go to another area to feed their baby. Women need to taught that they ARE capable of breastfeeding as long as they are determined and prepared to truly do so, even if they are working.

Now, don't get me wrong, I am all for modesty and courtesy when nursing in public. BUT I cannot begin to describe the number of times that Alex has suddenly decided that he was too hot under his blanket and suddenly yanked it off of me. I was mortified ... and probably much more embarrassed than any of those around me (especially b/c I move quickly and cover before most even notice), but it still is something that I can't always control. (Btw, nursing mothers should check out www.bebeaulait.com for really cute nursing covers that are molded at the top in order to provide a place to look down and to help w/ air circulation. I ordered one last night and am very excited about it! Expensive, but hopefully worth it.) To suggest that I consider staying in the house anytime he might want to eat is ridiculous as I do not have the time for that. And to be told that I must nurse in a bathroom is insulting -- the number of germs and diseases in a public bathroom makes me scared to even take my baby in his carrier in one, much less allow him to eat in it. These "options" that have been suggested to me as viable options for nursing in public are not true options. A mother has a right to nurse her child anywhere she is authorized to be. You would not consider asking a mother that was giving her baby a bottle to do so in the bathroom, so do not ask me to either.


Please join me in helping to support this cause. The information on the website is much more intelligible than my ramblings, so check them out and buy a bracelet!




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Stargate SG1: The Ark of Truth

It's out! :D After waiting an entire week to see it after it was released, we finally found it in stock and got to watch it this evening! Totally worth owning on dvd. :D





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Big Sister

Kairi is a good big sister. She brings us pacifiers and toys for Alex every time he cries. If no one is close by, she sits there patting him going sssssshhhhhhhh and rubbing his head.




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Picture Time!


I will get it all on my own!
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Belle and Alex -- Isn't she a sweet puppy?
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Kairi posing:
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And the fascination with her pot has not ended:
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Whether you can tell it or not, I'm sitting up all by myself!
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A little tired:
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I found my toes!

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For a walk with Charity and Virginia
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Visiting Mimi and Grandad:
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What's he buiding?
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It's gone!
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Being pretty:
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Wow! This thing's neat!
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At Furr's
Notice Kairi reaching over to get my attention away from brother:
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Brother gets my iced tea:
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It's been a long day:
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3 comments:

Mama Kalila said...

Thank you for putting that post about NIP - I'll def check out that site! I feel just as strongly as you on that sub.. as you've prob seen from my posts lol. Kalila is getting to the "don't wanna cover" stage though - so I bought some nursing tanks to help with modesty & so far that's going well... haven't had to try it in pub yet though!

Steph said...

Have you tried a nursing cover? I just bought one from www.bebeaulait.com and while expensive, it's awesome! And after having bought one, I'm pretty certain that I'll be able to make the next one myself. Not a complicated design. I also just bought a few nursing tops, but b/c of how I'm built, no one here in town sells them to fit me, so I had to order mine online. I can't wait till I get them in order to try them out! :D

Mama Kalila said...

Yeah, I have a cover - is a nice one that goes over my head & stays on well... except now she's throwing it off lol.

The tanks work well though, I wear em under a reg shirt & then unsnap the top underneath, get her adjusted & pull my top shirt up... So far in public I've used the cover w/ it.. so when the cover gets flung nothing shows lol.. but it wouldn't even without it.