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Normalize Breastfeeding

Normalize Breastfeeding

By Vanessa Simmons
Vanessa Simmons, mother of 3, artist, and advocate, is speaking out to eliminate the taboo of public breastfeeding in our modern society. She interviews guests about their experiences, advocacy, and activism in the community worldwide. She is a speaker focused on transforming the mindset around the natural, yet difficult task of breastfeeding. She creatively motivates, inspires, and mentors mothers to be mindful that this is a time to be cherished, and although it is fleeting, it is a time to reinvent what will be acceptable for future generations to come.
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Kimberly Seals-Allers Highlights Racism & Bias and Their Impact on Black Breastfeeding
We talk about Kimberly's provocative article, "Dear White Women: Are You Beind What's Suppressing Black Breastfeeding Rates?" She shares about her own breastfeeding experiences and how they have led her to become an advocate for change in maternal and infant health, while creating a seat for WOC at the table.
37:43
August 20, 2020
Jasmine Marquez, IBCLC Creates Children's Book "Breastfeeding All Around the Bay"
We discuss Jasmine's passion for preventative health and her experiences that led her to study human lactation. She is a die-hard 49er fan and a mother of a 19 month old breastfed toddler.
27:12
November 19, 2019
Breastfeeding Mom Wins Mrs. Pennsylvania International
We discuss Kate Schartel Novak's birth and breastfeeding story. Kate shares her pageant victory while she was on-demand nursing her 29 month old and her platform on PBS.
57:07
October 26, 2019
We are 1 in 4 - Pregnancy/Infant Loss Awareness
We talk about a "cause within our cause" -- Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month. Owhen's Box: Pregnancy Loss Support owner, Audrey Andaluz, shares her story of pregnancy loss and postpartum grief, publicly, for the first time.
43:48
September 28, 2019
Incident Report: Breastfeeding Mother Told to Cover Up on KLM Flight - Shelby Angel
We talk about the breastfeeding in public incident and how mothers can prepare for breastfeeding in public while traveling. Stay at home mom, Shelby Angel joins live from the Netherlands.
20:56
August 29, 2019