I could probably write twenty or more blog posts on this topic alone. Milk Supply seems to be the main concern of most modern day mamas. This morning I got a call from a mama of a very new baby who was concerned about her breastmilk supply. Why was she concerned?
What did I NOT hear during the phone call?
Nope, not one of these possible low milk supply signs was voiced by this mama. This call was mended fairly easily by reassuring this first-time mama that her baby sounds as though he is doing well.
I was able to point out that:
I made a few suggestions for this mama:
Now if only this mama had more support around her on a day-to-day basis....I hope she finds some breastfeeding friends soon!
Operated as the visual arts arm of the New Deal Works Progress Administration Federal One Program, these posters were created during The Great Depression (1930s to 1940s). I love these great bits of history and who wouldn't love a piece of art focused on promoting breastfeeding?!
On October 8th, 2014, The MILC Group was so honored to be a sponsor of a special mothers-only day at French & Michigan Gallery. The exhibition we were there to enjoy....Supply and Demand by Sarah Sudhoff.
From the French & Michigan website, "Turning to the politics of breastfeeding, Sudhoff pulls from her inability to produce enough milk for her then-young son as inspiration for documented performances, milk typologies, self-portraits, and sculpture. The milk serves as subject and metaphor for feelings of loss and failure experienced by so many mothers, while highlighting the way in which breastfeeding is highly medicalized and undeniably personal in contemporary American culture."
Thank you to all the mothers who came out with and without their babies. We would also like to thank Celeste Wackenhut who has so beautifully curated this exhibit and brought us into the project and Elizabeth Pearson who is the most amazing chef we know and provided the delicious treats we enjoyed that morning. Most of all thank you to Sarah Sudhoff for this beautiful work!
Supply and Demand by Sarah Sudhoff
French & Michigan
115 Michigan Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78201
Check out this handy way to store breastmilk in the freezer! You get two trays that have 8-1 ounce serving slots each. They are made of pre-sterilized, medical-grade plastic and are reusable. They fit through any bottle opening :)
The Milk Trays are made by Sensible Lines, LLC and are available at Go Baby Go on Broadway.
~Tina & Ginger