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February Breastfeeding and Pumping Photo Contest!

The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast

The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast is back with a PHOTO CONTEST! The theme is BREASTFEEDING/PUMPING IN PUBLIC! Abby and Dianne, hosts of the podcast, will choose 10 finalists. These 10 photos will be posted on Instagram and Facebook for YOU, the badass community, to vote on. All of the 10 finalists will win a bundle of Badass Breastfeeder gear (My Mom is a Badass Breastfeeder t-shirt, key chain and pack of empowerment cards.) The photo with the most combined Likes will be A GUEST ON THE BADASS BREASTFEEDING PODCAST! Yep, an entire episode featuring you and your story! Let us know below if you’re in! [Read more…]

Breastfeeding and Babywearing!

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder discusses tips and tricks to help you breastfeed in a baby carrier. This will help you become hands-free and mobile all while breastfeeding your baby or toddler!

Breastfeeding Comebacks to Critics

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, shares her favorite comebacks to breastfeeding critics. What are your favorites?

What To Do If Your Family or Friends Criticize You For Extended Breastfeeding

By Wendy Wisner, IBCLC

Every breastfeeding mama is going to receive criticism at some point or another. Whether it’s about breastfeeding in public, how frequently you’re breastfeeding, your reluctance to introduce a bottle or supplement with formula, or whatever else.

BUT, if you end up breastfeeding beyond a certain number of months – or god forbid, a year or more – you are definitely going to get at least a little judgement. Most likely, a whole lotta judgement. [Read more…]

The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast

Contest Word Raffle Drawing Jackpot Prize

Our BIG news is finally here! THE BADASS BREASTFEEDING PODCAST is hosting the ultimate breastfeeding Photo Contest with a grand prize that will make you squeal! Abby and Dianne, hosts of the podcast, will choose 10 finalists. These 10 photos will be posted on Instagram and Facebook for the badass community to vote on. All of the 10 finalists will win a bundle of Badass Breastfeeder gear (My Mom is a Badass Breastfeeder t-shirt, key chain and pack of empowerment cards.) The photo with the most combined Likes will be the VERY FIRST GUEST ON THE BADASS BREASTFEEDING PODCAST! Yep, an entire episode featuring you and your breastfeeding story!

Excited? We thought so…

To enter:

Send an email titled “Photo Contest” to [email protected] Only photos that are emailed will be entered. Your photo should express what breastfeeding looks like to you. This means anything (EP, tandem, SNS, etc). However breastfeeding looks to you and your nursling!

The 10 finalists will be announced October 10th. The grand prize winner will be announced October 18th!

This contest is not endorsed by Facebook or Instagram.

Disclaimer: If your photo is chosen as a finalist, your photo will be shared publicly!

(With Dianne Cassidy Consulting)

https://www.thebadassbreastfeeder.com/5045-2/

Breastfeeding In A Sea of People

By Anonymous

Before I had my first, Lennon, I was a mild mannered (boring) tax accountant.  Conservatively dressed working in a stuffy office.  I was never without pantyhose.  But when I got pregnant, I completely changed!  For the better.  I sought out a home-birth midwife and planned to have my baby in the water.
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Kids Need To See Breastfeeding

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding in public

Breastfeeding in Public

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding in public

Every time someone says breastfeeding in public is indecent they make the world a little bit more dull. Breasts are for breastfeeding. Breasts are also beautiful and you can see a bit of side boob when breastfeeding so what is up everyone’s butt about this? Stop trying to control us, stop messing with our babies and stop sexualizing every last thing about us. Our bark is loud, but our bite is much worse. If you need a pep talk about nursing in public head over to The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast, we have a 3 part series to help you breastfeed in public with confidence!

Breastfeeding is Normal

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding in public, nursing in public

So here, let me explain something.

I think feet are gross. Like I really don’t like to look at feet. Summer comes and I’m all, “UGH, everyone is going to in sandals. Gross!” I really don’t care if you get pedicures or paint your toe nails a pretty color. I don’t like feet and I don’t want to see them.

So guess what? I look away. I simply turn my head and look away. I shut my mouth and don’t look.

I don’t say, “Hey! All you people need to wear boots all year long so that I don’t have to see your feet!” I don’t tell people that they can’t come outside with sandals on. I don’t tell people that they should hang out in dirty places and leave the clean places for only boot-wearing folks.

Get it? Breastfeeding is as normal as feet. If you don’t like it look away. You have no right to tell me to cover up or hide myself away. Shut your mouth and look away.

Breastfeeding and Boobs

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding in public

They are just boobs. Boobs in all their glory. Boobs are so awesome people just don’t even know it. They have so many uses. They are incredible! So then why is it that people freak out at the sight of a breastfeeding mother? Even go to such lengths to shield their children’s eyes! Yet we walk around the mall and flip through magazines with magnificent boobs on display and no one blinks.

My theory is that breasts have become so fetishized (as means of controlling women and our bodies) that when people see breastfeeding they see it as a sexual act. And therefore are repulsed by it.

The more we breastfeed in public and the more we question the insanity and the more we confront the dysfunction of society the better chance we have of our children and grandchildren growing up in a saner world.