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Happy Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is such a special month for me. Not only is it the month my last daughter was born, but it is also breastfeeding awareness month. My last daughter was the only one of my 3 biological children that I was able to nurse solid for 6 months. I wish it was longer. But I am so grateful for the bonding experience I was able to share with her.


Due to the month being dedicated to breastfeeding awareness I wanted to share some fun facts with you.


These fun facts are brought to you by the World Health Organization. The World Health Organization also recommends:


  • That a mother exclusively breastfeeds her baby for at least the first 6 months of the infants life
  • That breastfeeding begin within one hour of the child‘s birth
  • Bottles and other sucking devices be avoided
  • Nurse on demand
  • You have a support team to assist you in your breastfeeding goals
  • You know your rights at your place of employment
  • Understanding how beneficial breastfeeding is for both mama and baby


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To All The Mama’s

I want to say this to all the mama’s in the world. I know that some of you can’t breastfeed for one reason or another. Don’t ever let that make you feel like any less of a mother. You are a great mother, doing the best you can, with the support you have. And to the mama’s that are or can breastfeed. What you are doing is amazing, and beautiful. You are nourishing a life right from your very body. Don’t ever let anyone make you feel ashamed of that. Don’t ever feel like you need to cover up for someone else’s uncomfortability. Stand strong, and stand proud. But no matter what mama you are, you are fierce. Don’t let anyone tell you different.

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Jennifer Kelly

Jennifer is a mother to 3 biological children, and a step-mother to 2 children. She resides in suburban Connecticut with husband and children. Jennifer is finishing up her Bacherlor's Degree in Human Services and plans on becoming a Co-Parent Therapist. Jennifer understands all the struggles that come with being a mom in a large family, along with the struggles of being a step-mother. Jennifer is of the Christian faith, and has found a renewed sense in the Lord. As a mother going through puberty with one daughter, and terrible two's with another she is always researching more ways to be an effective parent; and guide her children in the healthiest manner possible throughout these phases in their lives. Jennifer has been blogging at amotherofalltrades.com for 2 years now. She writes about the every day struggles of real-life parenting, along with supporting her blog tribe. When she isn't blogging, writing, or reading, Jennifer loves to take her kids hiking, swimming, and anything else outdoorsy. Jennifer has been married to her best friend, and love of her life for 2 amazing years. You can find Jennifer on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and of course her blog.