Some little fragments…
“(…) Es sumamente importante que estas imágenes lleguen al público que desprecia o critica esta práctica (lactancia), para generar apertura y conciencia. Reinstalar el hábito de amamantar a un niño en una sociedad tan tecnificada y tan corrupta por el capitalismo salvaje es una prioridad para los que creemos en el Hombre. El deseo de tener cosas no permite a las mujeres maternar adecuadamente a nuestra cría. Su proyecto permite visibilizar el placer de amamantar, una práctica saludable que debe ser respetada y enaltecida.”
“(…) It is extremely important that these images reach the public who despise or criticize this practice (breastfeeding), to generate openness and awareness. Reinstall the habit of feeding a child in such technified and so corrupted by unbridled capitalism society is a priority for those who believe in Mankind. The desire for material things don´t allow women to adequately nurture their breeding. Her project allows the visibility of the pleasure of breastfeeding, a healthy practice that should be respected and ennobled.”
“(…) With this project I could heal some wounds. In psychology, it is called sublimation. It is an act of defense against severe pain, where the pain is transformed through a charity or altruistic act for example to help another. My story is partly that. Difficult, but facing it with my chest.”
“(…) Co-feeding two children together is still too little known. I haven´t done it often in public, I think that society is not ready for that! And yet if we all the moms who co-nurse or nurse toddlers show ourselves, we dare do it, it would become more usual … So thank you for this project! You contribute to normalize it!. “
“(…) Today everyone looks normal to see a woman who is breast naked on the beach but many get shocked to see a mother breastfeeding her child. I think it’s necessary that those attitudes change and that breastfeeding become a commonplace act again.”
“Breastfeeding to me is the most natural thing. It is a biological ability of the human specie. It is a responsibility of the mother to the child she gave birth. Today’s society has however turned this responsibility into a choice, thus penalizing children. Therefore breastfeeding is also for me a struggle, a claim (…)”
“Breastfeeding was love, something so primitive, so of our own, so visceral, ancestral. So real and magical as giving her life through me, her food. To be both one, giving and receiving in mutual growth, a link and a connection to take for the rest of our lives. It was not easy, but surpassed the pain, prejudice, unmet glances which filled us with courage to move forward with the conviction that we were doing the best, feeling that we were not mistaken, we heal generations, we nurture ourselves on true mutual love.”
“Why did I want to join the The Nurture & Care project? I have always enjoyed participating in adventures greater than me, which open horizons, which enroll my singular experience in a larger whole, a project that remains in an infinite human chain, in time and in space. And in my most valuable experiences for which it is important to me to keep track and testify, there breastfeeding, this special relationship that showed me the way of parenting. Participating in this project it’s been also an experience with my daughter (…) She’s also part of the human community of breastfed children, as evidenced by all these beautiful pictures (…)”
Une ostéopathe m’a dit “vous faites ce que vous voulez mais au-delà de 8 semaines (!!!) l’allaitement n’a plus de bénéfice point de vue nutrition” et sous-entendu que sa mission était de me “défusionner” de mon enfant (…) Elle n’a pas touché mon fils et je n’y suis évidemment pas retourné.
Dans les 2 cas j’ai été heureuse d’être bien informée et de ne pas avoir peur de ne pas écouter des professionnels. J’imagine les dégâts que peuvent causer ce genre de désinformation auprès de patients qui font confiance… C’est triste ( et salvateur à la fois) mais depuis ma grossesse j’ai appris à remettre en cause systématiquement l’avis des professionnels de la santé et cherche toujours des sources d’infos supplémentaires (…)”
“(…) When my baby was six months old, a doctor asked me “Does he breastfeed properly well 6 times a day then?” and advised me to force the hand of diversification. I have not been back.
An osteopath told me “Do what you want but beyond 8 weeks… lactation has no more nutrition standpoint profit” and implied that her mission was “to di-fuse” me from my child (…) She didn touch my son and I obviously did not return.
In both cases I was pleased to be informed and do not be afraid not to listen to the professionals. I imagine the damage that can cause this kind of misinformation in patients who trust … It’s sad (and saving both) but since my pregnancy I learned to question systematically to the health professionals and I’m always looking for additional information sources (…)”
“(…) If my baby is hungry and I have the means to satisfy her need, so be it! I decided to participate in this project to be a witness in a world that is changing, so as to provide my daughter and the children of the world a better place in terms of breastfeeding! I always thought that if a woman is able to give birth (and this did it for millennia) is also able to breastfeed (and even that has done so for thousands of years). I therefore feel that I am part of a small jigsaw puzzle of a world which has become more and more aware of the resources and potential of each one of us! Because having milk is not a fortune (so they say in my town) but a skill that the body of each of us can guarantee our children.”
“Ese niño no es muy mayor para seguir mamando?
Te tiene de chupete!!!
Se le va a deformar la boca!!!
Le vas a crear inseguridad dándole el pecho tan mayor!!!
Cuando tienes pensado dejar de darle el pecho?”
… Pues dejaré de darle el pecho a mi hijo cuando él y yo estemos preparados, porque esto es cosa de dos.
(…) People tell us:
“That boy is not too old to continue breastfeeding?
He uses you as a pacifier!!!
He’s going to warp his mouth!!!
You are going to create insecurity breastfeeding him so much!!!
When do you plan to stop breastfeeding?”
… Then I will stop breastfeeding my son when he and I are ready, because this is a two-fold thing.”
“An experience that teaches to respect, even to those who don’t understand or don’t want to experience it, because they can’t make it emotionally, physically or because they are not supported by their families and other social services, which should be the first support resources (…) I still thank you for what you’re doing for women, for children, for families.”