Mamarevolution.com was started in early winter 2004 by four young mamas who needed a place where they belonged. Too young and alternative for babycenter and too old for the teen based online communities, they struck out to make a home for mamas who just didn’t fit in anywhere else. After a few nights of brainstorming and women sharing their talents, Mamarevolution.com was born.
Mamarevolution is a pro-choice, feminist community who seeks to support, encourage and educate young women and mothers from all backgrounds and cultures. Our goal is to provide the community and support that is so desperately needed as we fight for our rights as parents and women, and to defeat the social stereotypes that surround young or alternative parents.
While we promote breastfeeding and natural parenting, we recognize that each family is unique and has their own set of needs and customs. We respect and support all families and their allies in their quest to raise strong, positive and socially conscious children.
we aren't abandoned, are we?
Anybody still out there?
I'm 21 weeks and change pregnant now, and starting to want to really look into breastfeeding resources for this baby. i want to make it work this time, no matter what it takes. i know that ian was a preemie, and that there were a lot of reasons it didn't work out with him, but i still beat myself up about it some. if only i had demanded a better lacatation consultant, or not let my mom push the bottle on him, or taken it easier so i had lasted one more week and he had been bigger.. you all know how it is.
anyway, just wanted to see if anyone is left...
i'm heather. my son ian is 18 months now. he was born about a month early, due to my severe pre ecclampsia. because of his low birthweight, and the fact that it took my milk 4 days to come in, we really didn't have any choice but to supplement. we tried to breastfeed for a month, and a total of 2 latches that entire time. i pumped for 2 months till my milk ran out. he had some other reflux problems, and pyloric stenosis, so the biggest concern was just getting food into him. it was very hard for me, i had planned to breastfeed for at least a year. there is always next time, right? now he is a happy healthy toddler, and we are just glad to have him! my inlaws are pains about the fact that i didn't bf, they are sure it is just laziness or feminism on my part, lol!
Hi I'm Maggie and I did breastfeed my first, but could only breastfeed my second for a week due to surgery. And the complications from the surgery. And the recovery from the Year of Sick I had been through. My body was in bad shape, and I was pretty malnourished.
And i feel like I am making excuses here. But all of that is true. I sometimes mourn the loss of the experience. I tried to get ym milk back, but it was half-hearted.