This week we’ve published several posts on breastfeeding — from nursing multiple babies, to five ways to get breastfeeding off to a great start, to breastfeeding while overcoming postpartum depression. Breastfeeding is green, healthy, economical and the best feeding option for babies, producing the least amount of waste with regard to the earth. We’re no strangers to writing about breastfeeding, and here’s a roundup of some of the breastfeeding stories we’ve previously published on Inhabitots.
In Jill’s words…
Motherwear is an online shop devoted to breastfeeding apparel and support, and they’ve been a lifesaver for me in terms of decent nursing wear. I love these stylish bamboo nursing tops from Motherwear. They’re comfy, eco-friendly, offer plenty of coverage, and are very flattering for a new mother with abs-of-less-than-steel (aka squishy new mom tummy). I have several black bamboo nursing tanks, and I practically live in these suckers day and night.
If you’re committing to breastfeeding, you deserve nursing pads that are stylish, more comfortable than disposables, and eco-friendly. Glitzy Gals Washable Nursing Pads are cheery, reusable, comfortable and made with a stylish designer 100% cotton top layer. The interior and bottom layers of the pad are lined with absorbent, eco-friendly baby bamboo; an anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, deodorizing fabric that naturally wicks breast milk from the skin.
When it comes to feeding your baby, breastfeeding is quite obviously the most eco-friendly choice. It is free, generates no waste, is a renewable resource, and requires no energy to produce (except of course for those calories your body is burning). It is also the most healthy food for babies to be consuming, as it is loaded with nutrients, immunities, and antibodies that can’t be replicated by formula or solid food. What you may not know, however, is that breastfeeding is also healthy for moms. Breastfeeding protects against breast cancer, uterine and ovarian cancer, as well as osteoporosis.
From Humanity Organics comes the amazing co-sleeping tool, the Humanity Family Bed. The Humanity Family Bed consists of an extra thick absorbent pad that you easily place atop your bed’s mattress. There’s plenty of room for parents and baby to cuddle down for the night.
Breastfeeding ease: No more getting up in the night! The Humanity Family Bed makes breastfeeding in bed both easy and safe. Go ahead and sleep through those nighttime feedings.