Monday, August 25, 2014

Why Was Blue Ivy Allowed to Watch the VMA's?

So Imma just say what I am thinking: Blue Ivy is too young to be watching her mothers performance!

I love watching the VMA's but I know my children need to be in the bed or in another room at least. The performances are so sexual these days, and it is not something children should be watching.

I just don't understand why someone would want their child watching a burlesque type performace anyway.  Is there nothing we wont protect our children from?

Olivia Wilde Does ALS Breastmilk Bucket Challenge

This week many celebrities have been trying to put a spin on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Olivia Wilde switched it up, by saying that she couldn't find water, so instead she was using breastmilk that she pumped that day.  See video:

Olivia later tweeted that the milk was not actually breastmilk.

Many however did not think her joke was funny. Many breatfeeding mothers and advocates too offense to her "joke."
Some say that she is being insensitive to mothers who struggled to breasfeed.  But I ask, is that her problem?  Although I understand why some mothers may feel upset or offended by watching a mother waste breastmilk even in a joking manneer, I have to ask, is it right to be offended by it.  Does Olivia Wilde have to think about every mother who struggled to breastfeed and didn't make enough milk before trying to make a breastfeeding joke?  If her purpose was to get people talking about breastfeeding, well it worked.  And so what if she did pump a bucket full of breastmilk and want to dump it on her head?  It is her body, her milk, isn't it her right to do whatever she wants with it?  As long as her baby is fed and healthy, she can do whatever she wants with her excess milk.  It should not make any mother feel insecure or sad because they didn't have enough milk or because they struggled.

What are your thoughts?  Should mothers with lots of milk not joke or brag about milk so that stuggling breastfeeing mothers wont get offended?  What say you?

Monday, May 12, 2014

RIP Ms. Terry

We lost a soldier. Although I did not know her personally, I benfited from her work.Send a prayer up for Ms. Terry, her family and the members of the Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition.

Post by Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition.

 A lot of the photos, I have used on this blog, including the one below, came from a photo project from the Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition.

Idris Elba a Dad and Breastfeeding Advocate

Isn't it beautiful when fathers support a breastfeeding mother and baby?
I am not a fan of the "Drunk in Love" reference, but fathers, especially Black fathers are constatly being labeled as non-supportes of breastfeeding. Therefore I salute and thank Idris Elba for making a public statement that he supports a baby drinking mommies milk!


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