Ill Wind

I have some google alerts set to notify me whenever stories about breastfeeding come up, and lo and behold, a week or so ago, all were abuzz about the rates of breastfeeding. They’ve gone up! And now, in the US, high on the victory of rates going up, the governmental organizations in charge of health are all thinking of ways to keep the rates going up. Imagine! A world where all babies get at least a taste of breast milk! It seems like it’s only a step away…

Yet, the cynic in me knew it would only be a day or two and then, yes, of course, the google news alerts suddenly changed to: Is breast really best? and The Debate Rages, is Breastfeeding all it’s been made to Be? I’d link, but sigh, I don’t wanna. I saw it coming, and it did. So here’s a comic about it.

And guess what? Couple of things in the news right now had me sketching plans for SIX new comics, that’s one almost every day for a what, a week? This is the perfect time to sign up to be a member! Only $9.99!
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Don’t forget, if you want to sponsor this post over on Facebook, it’s only $5, visit this page to make a donation and link the comic to me! (heathercushmandowdee.com and Facebook.com/mama.is.comic )

I Like Bacon

This is a true conversation I had with my little guy the other morning, and I’ll say again, if you wean before they’re verbal, you miss out on hearing exactly what they think about your milk, and it won’t be insults, I promise. Gwynnie told me it tasted like flowers, Ean thinks it’s better than bacon, I could listen to them compliment it all day. Their opinion on the dinner I cooked last night though? I’d rather NOT hear that, heard enough complaints already to last me a lifetime. I know, I know, I get it, I’m a terrible cook. Last night was leftover night and I managed to burn the bean stew, the pizza, but happily the lasagna was unscathed. (note though, that the style of leftovers meant that at one point this week I made lasagna, pizza, and bean stew, my heart is in the right place, at least;o) Dear Husband, in reply to “what would you like?” said, “whatever isn’t burnt.” yep, I appreciate the compliments on my milk, it is one thing I do well.

Speaking of doing things well, the last comic, Good Morning, was sponsored onto Facebook by Jan Hunt over at Natural Child Project Please go give her and the comic a little love. Also, a member asked if she could get the comic as a poster and YES, I’ll have them in a 12×18 size full color starting Tuesday. So, if you’d like to see a Good Morning print every day when you wake up, stay tuned, it’s coming! Here’s a question, would you like a framed version, if you had the option? Okay, I’ll go ask it over on Facebook ;o)

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This comic is for members only, $9.99 a year. Or a member can sponsor it for just $5 and post it over on Facebook, give me credit of course;o) And thank you!

Good Morning!

My little guy wants to nurse all morning before we get up. It’s not really about the nursing, I think, he only nurses at night now and doesn’t need it at all during the day, but the last few mornings he has just wanted to dawdle in bed nursing as long as I can or am willing to do it. Which I’m willing to do for a pretty long time, and mostly not frustrated. I’m doing my best to just accept that I’m probably going to be late to all the very important places that I have to get to, because I know in my heart that I’m counting down the days until he weans, days, maybe months, but probably days, people.

There was that glorious moment in 2012 when I thought maybe he might nurse forever, hey, Mayim Bialik’s baby was going to, and Jamie Lynn’s baby was going to. But then their babies went and weaned to the amazement of the multitudes, and all my hopes have been dashed. Oh, you didn’t hear? Yes, the babies that the world thought might never quit nursing did, surprise! Mayim Bialik weans her four year old son! and probably don’t read this article, it’s probably not that great, It’s just here to show that it made international news ;o)

But here’s a comic, a valentine’s day-ish one. How about someone out there sponsor it to the Facebook minions (read below for details!)

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Here’s a great example!  My comic sponsored by This Milk Matters, Lactation Support:  Very Crafty  well over 8000 Likes!!!!!!!

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the Container is Nice!

Annie over at phdinparenting.com has done a big survey of self-identified breastfeeding supporters. You can read about the poll, her readings of the data, and her thoughts: What does it mean to support breastfeeding and what does it mean to support breastfeeding part 2 A lot of it is very good news, but as always, I found a lot to ponder in a tiny 5 percent; the percent of self-identified breastfeeding supporters that strongly disagreed with the statement: Women should be able to breastfeed in public as long as they cover up.

of course, being a glass half full kind of person, I secretly believe they got confused by the question ;o)

So here’s a comic and if you are one of the thousand plus women who answered her poll, thank you, I love the insight into our movement!

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Members can  sponsor a comic on social media! Here’s how it works:

1. See a comic here that you LOVE? Want to share the comic on Facebook, to get some needed likes and attention for yourself (and me, a win/win)?

2.Go to this page and make a $5 donation per comic: Wanna Share my Comics? when you pay for the comic tell me in the message which comic and on which Facebook page you’re going to post it.

3. if you know how to grab the .gif from my site, congratulations you little tech-monster, you! If you need me to send you the .gif I’ll do it as quickly as I can.

4. post the comic to your facebook page along with any pithy comments and the link to my sites: http://www.mamaiscomic.com and http://www.facebook.com/mama.is.comic

 

Here’s a great example!  My comic sponsored by This Milk Matters, Lactation Support:  Very Crafty  well over 8000 Likes!!!!!!!

And that’s all you have to do to be an official sponsor, thanks for being a fan!

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