An Ode to National Breastfeeding Month

So, if you know anything about me at all, you know that I’m a very solid SEO marketing writer. I rock a business suit like nobody’s business. And if you really know me, you also know that I’m a total fruit loop. (You’ll see that in a second.) Now here’s something that you may not know: I’ve become a total and complete nursing proponent in the past year. When Zoey was born, I dried up the same week I brought her home. With Harper, I had a ton of support and a totally different experience. At 13 months old, Harper is an exclusively breastfed baby. I do not and will never judge moms who feed babies formula. That’s the only reason Zoey exists today. This time, however, nursing has been such a good experience. I bought a nursing poncho from Busy Spinning Thread early on, and I have taken that thing all over the world…literally. Florida, the Adriatic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, Ljubljana Slovenia. The cover, the baby and me…we’re tight. Because I am a fruit loop, I decided to pen a completely silly poem about my experience nursing. I don’t pretend to be a great mom, but I do know that I’m very proud of myself this time around. If you need any breastfeeding support, let me know. I may not know the answer, but I’ll find it for you.

Without further ado…the silly poem:

I have nursed in a car
I have nursed in a bar

I have nursed in a plane
I have nursed on an Italian train

It’s the perfect nourishment, always within baby’s reach
I’ve proudly nursed on a sandy Mediterranean beach.

I do nurse without apology
I once nursed in the clinic of urology

And, certainly I don’t mean to boast,
but I’ve often nursed on an Army post.

I’ve nursed in Venice, Slovenia, Tuscany and Rome
I nurse on the go and when at home.

I do not judge those who can’t or don’t
If you expect me to blame, I won’t.

The support I’ve received is something I’ll forever savor
In the future, I vow to return the favor.

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Nursing mom style: the DKNY Cozy Sweater

nursing mom styleIf you follow my writing on StyleBakeryMom.com, you’ve probably recognized that nursing tops annoy me. Although they may be very convenient for extricating a boob, they also rarely come with a cut and style that fits a normal, non-pregnant body. Losing baby weight is hard but no one carries a full-term bump around for months and months after baby is born. Long story short: I’ve been continually on the hunt for nursing-friendly non-nursing clothing to complete my fabulous (or so I say) nursing mom style. One of my absolute favorites is the DKNY Cozy SweaterContinue reading