1. Hello. I am a young mother to a beautiful 30 month old Daughter. I was unnable to breastfeed, my milk supply was very low and had a starving baby so I supplemented with formula, my daughter never latched so I pumped but only got a few oz a day until it dried up, I never knew about ways to increase my milk supply, never had anyone to talk to about breastfeeding and always felt like a bad mother because I was unnable to breastfed my baby. Now at 30 mos she is underweight, she has always been but only for a few lbs. I have seen that there are ways to make my breasts produce milk again, I am thinking that maybe if a give her breatsmilk know she can gain more weight, what are your thoughts on this? or is it too late? Any information is aprecciated, thank you very much.

  2. Breastfeeding Mothers Unite says

    Please forward and share this letter with your family and friends:

    Greetings Everyone,

    Breastfeeding Mothers Unite is planning a Million Mothers March slated for July 18 at the State Capitol in Lansing, MI. The purpose of the March is to Fight for Federal laws protecting a mother’s right to breastfeed her baby any place where she and her baby are legally permitted, providing every baby with the most basic of human rights access to their mother and her milk.

    We are contacting every breastfeeding mother, breastfeeding support group or supporters of Mothers we can think of. We need your assistance to ensure that this March brings as much awareness to breastfeeding it deserves. You may be asking yourself, how can I help? Well I will tell you, we need help getting the word out there. We need speakers, set up carpooling, if you have a talent you want to showcase this is our time as Mothers. Invite all of your supporters to come out and stand UNITED. Invite your Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, Husbands,
    Uncles, Aunts or whomever you can think of.

    This is not about politics it is about demanding RESPECT FOR MOTHERS.

    Every Mother deserves to breastfeed without fear and every child
    deserves to be fed in a stress free environment.

    I would love to speak to you about how we can make history with this March. With all the attention around breastfeeding right now, it is time to strike while everything is hot.

    Register for the march here:

    Or help raise donations with pledges:

    I look forward to speaking more with you,

    Moon TraceƩ Aku, President
    Breastfeeding Mothers Unite
    PO Box 822
    Taylor, MI 48180

  3. Hello,
    I am a mom who breastfed her baby – even when my body didn’t want to cooperate! Thank God for an awesome lactation consultant who coached me through a year of pain to feed my girl. It was worth it. When I was pregnant, I invented a maternity support pillow called BellyRest. It’s designed for side sleeping pregnant moms; two pillows , one for your under your belly and the other goes up against your lower back, connected by a piece of fabric. You can adjust the width of the pillow as your belly grows. Some of my prototype testers said the pillow was great for nursing your baby in bed. It can prop up your hips while you’re lying on your side so you can relax.
    I was ready to begin selling online when I learned that I needed to raise $4500+ to pay for state pillow tag registration fees. I just launched a crowdfunding campaign to pre-sell enough pillows to pay the fees. I got so mad that I wrote a rap about it, recorded a music video with four other mom-friends, then launched the campaign. The video is at
    Please consider helping pregnant moms get the small pillow they wish they had.

    Kerri Smith, CEO
    (814) 571-2984

  4. Hi Jessica,

    I’m a disgruntled NC resident… a breastfeeding woman was asked to stop nursing at a Charlotte, NC YMCA. These occurrences keep happening across our state and this is the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. I’m tired of it happening so I decided to change it. Our law states that a woman may breastfeed wherever she is authorized to be but businesses also have the right to refuse service, ask a woman to leave and if she doesn’t, have it called trespassing. So a woman won’t get in trouble for breastfeeding or for indecent exposure but for trespassing if she doesn’t leave. It’s a breastfeeding law that doesn’t actually help breastfeeding women.

    I created a facebook page and a petition and wrote to my state reps. One of my 4 representatives, Senator Ellie Kinnaird, got back to me and stated that she is in full agreement and will sponsor my proposed bill in the 2013 legislature that starts back in January. So now, I’m amassing a cause-following, getting people to sign and share the petition and just generally spreading the word wherever I can. I literally just decided to do this 4 days ago and the response has been great… it’s time for change.

    Would you share the following information on your TLB facebook wall?

    Here’s the YMCA story:–162407616.html

    Here’s the group page I started to change the law:

    And here’s the petition:

    Thank you!

    Heather James

  5. Alexa Martin says

    I’m looking for some advice on diaper rashes & bad eczema. My daughter is 1 yr old & has “extremely” sensitive skin. She gets diaper rashes so easily, plus her lower back & top of her bottom have the worst of her eczema. We have tried cloth diapers but it seems like I have to change them every 20 minutes otherwise she breaks out. I don’t know if it’s something I’m doing wrong with them, don’t know anyone who has done cloth. I would love to do cloth diapers all day everyday but I don’t want her bottom hurting from being broken out. Just yesterday she really started itching her cheeks which she’s never done before & they have been bad lately. She is also sensitive to milk. If she gets a diapers rash, it gets worse in a matter of hours even when I put cream on it. So than it gets so bad she gets a yeast infection. She than gets a cream from the doctor. I’m just wondering if anyone has to to creams or lotions for rashes & eczema. Or which cloth diapers you prefer, we have best bottoms & an overnight insert one. Thanks so much!

  6. My husband and I are expecting our first baby in another couple of months. We are very excited about the prospect of breastfeeding! However, I am very shy and even though I live in Israel where people widely accept the practice of breastfeeding in public without problems, I am just so intimidated by the thought of being so ‘open’ in public. I so respect and admire those who can, and want to be able to myself. Does anyone who faced this kind of shyness problem have any tips on how to overcome it? Thanks!