By: Kristy Kemp
I did not grow up thinking, "One day when I grow up I'm gonna run a huge breastfeeding support community and help moms through their journey all over the world." No that wasn't the case. That wasn't the case because I didn't even know a position like that or role like that existed. Looking back I don't ever recall even seeing breastfeeding. I remember in my teens being shocked that babies can get milk from the breast too, instead of just a bottle, but I didn't understand the specifics of it. I thought maybe it was just something they did right after birth, but then when you take them home from the hospital it's straight to formula and bottles. I also think that's part of the problem in today's society is lack of awareness and knowledge. Sure you can let your kid know that babies get milk from a boob too, but they can't really fully comprehend the extent of it unless they are around it, they see it, they have more than a 1 minute conversation about it. Hiding your kids from knowing and understanding breastfeeding is a HUGE disservice to them, but that's another topic for a different day.