Mama Minute September 16-23
Motherhood is trendy, cities want to call vaginas "booties", Olivyah gets real about breastfeeding, and more postpartum news from around the world.
Breastfeeding in the News
The Mamas are big fans of Olivyah (@herholisticpath), so it’s no surprise that we are loving her recent post on CafeMom. She addresses the very real downside of breastfeeding that we don’t talk about, but should.
We are loving these beautiful pictures of Candice Swanepoel and her friend, Barbara Di Creddo, breastfeeding their sweet babies at the beach! Keep up the good work, mamas.
The Mamas LOVE Mamava, so we are thrilled to see that Soldier Field (home of the Chicago Bears) just put in a super cute new Mamava lactation suite. Check out this article in Chicago Parent to learn more!
WLNS in Lansing, MI tackled the topic of laws surrounding breastfeeding in public and pumping at work. Take a look to brush up on your rights!
Why we can’t have nice things
The Daily Mail reported that several cities are telling Fridababy that they can’t use the word “vagina” on their billboards advertising the popular MomWasher...but apparently “booty” is a good alternative.
Postpartum mind + body
Dreading getting your period after many blissful months of going without? Romper asked 11 moms what it was like to get their periods after giving birth. These are their stories.
A new study is showing that gestational diabetes could increase a mom’s risk for postpartum depression. Psychiatry Advisor details the report.
We all know that our brains aren’t quite the same after giving birth. A recent post on MindBodyGreen breaks down all the changes a mom’s brain goes through from pregnancy through postpartum. And now, let us all say together, “I TOLD YOU SO.”
We will be keeping our eye on this exciting and important Grand Challenges grantee project to provide postpartum depression intervention in rural India. We also wouldn’t mind seeing something like this in the U.S. Just sayin.
Motherhood as a fashion statement? Yes please. A STANDING OVATION goes to Rihanna for featuring not one but TWO beautiful pregnant mamas in her Savage X Fenty lingerie show. Valeria Garcia was also spotted using the Elvie pump while on the catwalk for London Fashion Week. We’re still waiting for stained leggings and greasy hair to be all the rage.
It’s no secret that Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is one of our faves. Her recent op-ed in Fortune just made us love her even more.