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Registered: 07-11-2006
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Sun, 01-20-2013 - 11:24am

What do you think?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I had decided.... my days as a breastfeeding advocate would not be limited to the days that breastfed my children...Why? Because one day, I may have a daughter who breastfeeds. Or my nieces. Perhaps one day I will nurse again. Perhaps not. But my friends do. And my sisters and cousins. And so do many, many women who I do not know, but should not have to stand up alone. As women, we must support each other, even when standing up for things which don't affect us directly in the here and now.

Non-Lactating Breastfeeding Advocate

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Registered: 02-08-2011
Tue, 01-22-2013 - 12:59pm

I think it is great!  My breastfeeding days are long behind me but I still give encouragement and help to my friends and family members who are breastfeeding.  Hopefully one day I'll be able to do to same thing for my DIL. 


Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr Seuss

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Wed, 01-30-2013 - 2:39pm

And hopefully one day, it will become normal  to breastfeed again so there wont be a use for lactivist. I hope that day comes soon for you. *hugs*

I live a breastfeeding freindly country, I dont need a nursing burka when I feed my child and I dont get asked if I want to bottlefeed when my child is born, a bottle is the last resort here.