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The Year Breastfeeding Goes Mainstream

It’s happening. The exposure that women have given to their breastfeeding harassment is climaxing. Women have had enough of being verbally abused, called “disgusting,” and being kicked out of restaurants, doctors’ offices, court rooms, playrooms, public pools and stores. We are sick of being bullied by businesses, having photos deemed pornographic, being told that we should expect to be abused if we are going to do “that” in public/without a cover/near children/near husbands/past infancy/etc. Breastfeeders all over the world are shedding the cover and coming out of hiding. The world is feeling our power.

Photo by Ivette Ivens

Photo by Ivette Ivens

The fight for breastfeeding rights has taken a front seat in the feminist movement. We are rejecting the idea that we bring harassment on ourselves. We will no longer take the blame for other people’s actions and feelings based on how we choose to feed our children. We are busting the myth that women must follow ludicrous rules regarding our bodies. We hear the message loud and clear that our bodies do not belong to us and that this world is not ours; and we’re pissed. For every woman who is stepping out there are even more that continue to be harassed, pushed into silence, made afraid or stop breastfeeding altogether.

Breastfeeding in public will be mainstream. It will be. We won’t stop until it is. Until every woman who wishes to breastfeed can do so with the support she needs and the respect she deserves.

Photo by Ivette Ivens

Photo by Ivette Ivens

Everyone plays a role in flooding our culture with images, information, awareness and dialogue about breastfeeding. The breastfeeding mothers on the front lines, the lactation specialists spreading education, activists raising awareness, cyber moms posting brelfies, professional photographers creating art, media outlets providing fair and balanced news coverage, moms organizing in protest. Now businesses are beginning to follow suit.

Photo by Ivette Ivens

Photo by Ivette Ivens

Lactation support businesses are joining the market. Products and services surrounding lactation are becoming more available and gaining popularity. Businesses such as Rumilia Breastfeeding Supplements are going to give corporations that undermine breastfeeding a run for their money. Women are taking control of their bodies and are refusing to accept faulty or lacking information.

Rumilia breastfeeding supplement

Those early weeks and months of breastfeeding are vital for setting you and baby on the right path. You need to have access to reliable information to make it through those normal, but still frightening, hurdles. You need to know that you can trust a business to respect this new relationship, this vulnerable role as a new mom.

Rumilia offers organic lactation supplements using Milk Thistle, Fennel Seed, Goat’s Rue and Fenugreek. Rumilia’s website offers information for mother’s to be successful in their breastfeeding relationships. Along with information such as the importance of breastfeeding on demand and skin-to-skin. Their mission is to make breastfeeding mainstream so that the misinformation that confuses so many new moms will disappear.

And today 5 breastfeeding goddesses can win a bottle of Organic Breastfeeding Supplement. To enter just sign up for Rumilia’s newsletter and get their free ebook. Click here!

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