In the weeks after our home birth, I was on such a high that I would willingly tell the story to anyone that wanted to hear it â€“ and possibly a few who mistakenly looked interested. I had a very cute little â€˜born at home” onesie for Ameli, which going into winter, only saw the light of day once or twice, but the point was that I was really proud of our achievement, and of what we’d managed together and although she only wore it a couple of times (like to the Bring Back Birth March) it now lies in her memory box as something I treasure.
I guess I’ve been lucky in that I’ve never experienced outright negative comments with regards to either breastfeeding, or breastfeeding in public, and to the contrary h
ave actually been helped and encouraged.
My husband says that’s because I have such a fierce look of confidence about what I’m doing that no one would dare, but I must admit, I didn’t always feel that way.Â Sometimes announcing your intentions, I guess, makes people understand that there really is no room for debate. Or, alternatively, sometimes you want people to know, so that you have an open door for sharing your story.
Day four of our National Breastfeeding Week competition brings you Lactivist.
Lactivist was set up by mum Lisa Cole in 2003 after she was criticized for breastfeeding in public. Lisa designed a tiny-shirt for her son to wear that promoted breastfeeding and the negative comments stopped, and right there, Lactivist was born.
Now Lactivist sells a range of pro-breastfeeding slogans no soft organic t-shirts for age 0 â€“ 4 years. The slogans are professionally screen-printed onto organic, eco-friendly shopping bags, cute organic baby knot hats and badges, key rings, postcards and stickers.
On Lactivist you can also find news, views and notification of breastfeeding related events.
Today Lisa has two items to give to two Diary of a First Child in honour of National Breastfeeding Week.Â All you have to do to enter is head over to the product page and choose your favourite t-shirt and your favourite bag. Come back here and in two separate entries for the two separate competitions leave two comments to let me know what your choice would be.
The competition closes at noon on July 8th, and winners will be drawn randomly using Random.org.
The winners are Hayley G and Galina V
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