Judoka breastfeeds toddler at California State Games
Life happens for all of us, but for those who choose it, breastfeeding can happen no matter what other activities are happening in life. Jennifer Orey, mother of two, has not let her dedication to judo interrupt her dedication to breastfeeding. This judoka breastfeeds her toddler still and recently competed the California State Games: “a multi-sport festival of Olympic-style competition for California’s amateur athletes of all ages and abilities.” The Normalize Breastfeeding site recently shared her story, capturing some amazing moments with her little ones in the process. Read the full story here.
HIV positive moms can safely breastfeed with new therapy
Research says HIV positive mothers can now safely breastfeed their newborns with the peace of mind that they will not be transmitting the disease to their little ones via the milk. A three-drugantiretroviral therapy against HIV was studied in a clinical trial conducted in sub-SaharanAfrica and India.
“Maternal antiretroviral therapy safely minimises thethreat of HIV transmission through breast milk whilepreserving the health advantages of breastfeeding, as the highinfant survival in this study underscores,” said Anthony S Fauci, director of USNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Read more details here.
[VIDEO] Life Cycle of Breasts
This cute and humorous short video was created by SuperStyler Blog and gained extra attention when shared by Breastfeeding Mama Talk’s Facebook account–who was quick to point out the obvious satire of the video before anyone took offense.
Celebrity spottings: Tess Holliday and Thandie Newton
New celebrities continue to help the #normalizebreastfeeding movement by posting their intimate moments of nursing (as well as those less intimate ones that are in public or on the job) to social media sites. Recently drawing attention were Tess Holliday and Thandie Newton.
Plus-size model Tess Holliday followed the lead of fellow model Gisele Bundchen who shared photo of herself feeding her daughter while prepping for a shoot in December 2013. Holliday’s photo was shared last week, also preparing for a shoot. “Working moms come in all shapes, sizes, colors & creeds,” she wrote in the photo caption. The photo was taken by Holliday’s husband, Nick, while in the make-up chair feeding newborn, Bowie.
@nickhollidayco captured this photo of me getting ready yesterday to shoot the next instalment of my #mblmxtess @penningtons collection, and it reminded me of @gisele’s iconic photo breastfeeding on set??Working moms come in all shapes, sizes, colors & creeds! #normalizebreastfeeding #workingmom #whorunstheworld
Also taking to Instagram was actress Thandie Newton who shared an image of herself with 2-year-old son Booker. With it she wrote, “This is what my body is made for.” Newton has also opened up about her experience of delivering via home birth with a midwife recently.
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