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I was at the mall play area today and noticed a mom with a toddler stuck under her shirt. It was clear to me that she was nursing. And her body language was very timid. So, I sat down next to her knowing that a timid nursing mom is an easy target. I figured that if anyone harrassed her, then I'd get her back. Fortunately, nobody did.<br><br>
Anyway, when her daughter unlatched, I smiled and said, "How old is she?" She said, "She's two and a half and she just won't let go of the breast." I said, "Oh, don't worry about it! Mine is almost 2 and I don't see her stopping anytime soon!" Her eyes lit up and she said, "Really?" I said, "Yeah! Let her nurse as long as she needs. There are so many good immunities in your milk that it is still very good for her to have. She's just trying to keep herself healthy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">" She then asked if DD was our only. I said, "For the moment, but in a couple months we'll be having another." She looked at me and was stunned... Said, "Wait? You're breastfeeding and you're pregnant? I thought that was unsafe! I was worried about what would happen if I get pregnant again because I didn't think I could breastfeed her and be pregnant." I replied with, "Oh, nah...it's perfectly fine to breastfeed while pregnant. You need to make sure you're eating a well balanced diet and getting enough calories, but it is healthy. The only reason you might not want to do it would be if you've got a history of pre-term labor, but even then, I'd feel fine nursing at least through the first trimester."<br><br>
Then, I wrote down the URL for Kellymom and La Leche League so that she could get more info on extended BFing and nursing while pregnant.<br><br>
This is my absolute favorite kind of lactivism. I LOVE helping moms feel more confident about nursing and I love correcting misinformation.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> What a thoughtful thing to do mama.
 

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Wow great job!
 

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I think you really blessed this mother who needed encouragement!! Great job!
 

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good job mama!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was at the mall play area today and noticed a mom with a toddler stuck under her shirt. It was clear to me that she was nursing. And her body language was very timid. So, I sat down next to her knowing that a timid nursing mom is an easy target. I figured that if anyone harrassed her, then I'd get her back. Fortunately, nobody did.<br><br>
Anyway, when her daughter unlatched, I smiled and said, "How old is she?" She said, "She's two and a half and she just won't let go of the breast." I said, "Oh, don't worry about it! Mine is almost 2 and I don't see her stopping anytime soon!" Her eyes lit up and she said, "Really?" I said, "Yeah! Let her nurse as long as she needs. There are so many good immunities in your milk that it is still very good for her to have. She's just trying to keep herself healthy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">" She then asked if DD was our only. I said, "For the moment, but in a couple months we'll be having another." She looked at me and was stunned... Said, "Wait? You're breastfeeding and you're pregnant? I thought that was unsafe! I was worried about what would happen if I get pregnant again because I didn't think I could breastfeed her and be pregnant." I replied with, "Oh, nah...it's perfectly fine to breastfeed while pregnant. You need to make sure you're eating a well balanced diet and getting enough calories, but it is healthy. The only reason you might not want to do it would be if you've got a history of pre-term labor, but even then, I'd feel fine nursing at least through the first trimester."<br><br>
Then, I wrote down the URL for Kellymom and La Leche League so that she could get more info on extended BFing and nursing while pregnant.<br><br>
This is my absolute favorite kind of lactivism. I LOVE helping moms feel more confident about nursing and I love correcting misinformation.</div>
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You did a wonderful thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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This is my absolute favorite kind of lactivism. I LOVE helping moms feel more confident about nursing and I love correcting misinformation.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: Great job. This is my favorite kind of lactivism too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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WTG mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Awesome!! HIGH FIVE!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> yeah!
 

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Yay!
 

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That was really nice of you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My sister in law's grandma came to visit today to see her almost 2 week old baby. She was nervous because she knew she would have to nurse in front of her and it obviously makes her a little uncomfortable. I told her that I should stay and nurse my almost 3 year old and she would be so shocked she wouldn't even notice her nursing the newborn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That was really nice of you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My sister in law's grandma came to visit today to see her almost 2 week old baby. She was nervous because she knew she would have to nurse in front of her and it obviously makes her a little uncomfortable. I told her that I should stay and nurse my almost 3 year old and she would be so shocked she wouldn't even notice her nursing the newborn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Another huge <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
I bet you totally made her day! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol">
 
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