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The Badass Breastfeeder is a blog written by Abby Theuring, a writer, public speaker, activist, wife and mother of 2 who lives in Chicago, IL. The blog empowers mothers to breastfeed in public, to breastfeed beyond infancy and practice gentle parenting (natural childbirth, babywearing, co-sleeping and gentle discipline) . It encourages moms and dads to trust their parenting instincts and helps parents develop the confidence to make important decision for their families. It’s also the personal story of one family’s struggles through the ups and downs of attachment parenting. Unlike many parenting blogs, it paints an honest, authentic picture of the stressful and challenging moments that come along with being a parent. The Badass Breastfeeder is a global community of moms and dads who share their experiences so that we know we are not alone. The Badass Breastfeeder has been featured on WGN TV and several other media outlets. The blog reaches hundreds of thousands of parents each month.

So what qualifies me to advocate for you? I AM you! I am a mother who was given an overload of inaccurate information and little support upon the birth of my first son, Jack, in July 2011. It led to many complications with getting started with breastfeeding and making the transition to motherhood. This is a problem that is so easily avoided when people are given access to accurate and supportive information!

My mission is grounded in the conviction that the foundation of civilization is mothers nurturing their children. The simple act of seeing mothers breastfeeding promotes a gentler and more connected approach to parenting than can be seen in most mainstream outlets. As a social worker who worked for 14 years with abused and neglected teenagers I have always been compelled to advocate for the rights of children and have first-hand experience with how vital gentle parenting is for future generations.

Thank you for visiting and taking part in the movement to take parenting back to where it belongs—to the pure and untainted hearts of parents.

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For inquiries related to interviews, speaking engagements, advertising and the blog please contact Abby at thebadassbreastfeeder@gmail.com.