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Nursing Mini-Sessions at Olivia Grey Pritchard Photography! There will only be six sessions offered, so book yours soon. This will be an initimate mini-session featuring the bond forged between a mother and a baby during breastfeeding.
The images from last year are beautiful! How amazing would it be to do this two years in a row and see all the growth in your baby and you?
When: Saturday, August 9th Session Times: 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm
Where: A quiet corner in city park.
The mini-session fee of $250 includes a $200 credit towards a wall print or tabletop (8x10 or smaller) print package, a 20-minute mini-session, 12-15 hand-edited images to choose from, a pre-session phone consultation, and an in-studio ordering appointment within two weeks of your mini-session.
To reserve your spot, contact Olivia via email at email@example.com or call 504-421-4130
Here's an opportunity to support a great cause, the Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition and their nolamom campaign, win some incredible items and have a good time!
The response to support the New Orleans premier of BREASTMILK has been so amazing that we've decided to spread the wealth and hold a raffle to benefit GNOBAC. We love the work they are doing and are loving this opportunity to support our New Orleans community. So, now you can too!!
Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the film. (see below for details)
To purchase in advance you can send payment via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, please include your contact information in the comments section and select 'gift' in stead of 'services' so that all the funds can go to increasing breastfeeding awareness in New Orleans!
We have partnered with the very talented Olivia Gray Pritchard Photography and our favorite natural parenting boutique ZukaBaby to bring you a free breastfeeding photo shoot. The moments Olivia captures will be shown prior to our local screening of BREASTMILK and you'll be entered to win a pair of tickets to the film just by having your picture taken!
When: August 20 4pm-7pm Where: ZukaBaby, 2122 Magazine St.
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Ready for an inspirational, informational and fun night?
When: September 21, Doors at 5pm - Film at 6pm Where: East Jefferson Hospital, Esplanade Room 1
Every ticket purchase is a chance to win a Medela Breast Pump!
We are thrilled to be bringing a sneak peek of BREASTMILK to the New Orleans area. For us, this is a huge mile marker. We have nurtured and cared for Nola Nesting for three years and much like our own children, we just can't believe how much she's grown! This event is at the heart of what Nola Nesting is about - the celebration and support of new and growing families.
We have an array of amazing partners who will be offering some seriously incredible prizes that you will be entered to win just by coming to see the film and building your community! How awesome is that?
The outpouring of support for this event has been incredible so we've decided to share the love and host a raffle to benefit the Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coaltion. They're doing amazing work and the raffle prizes are to die for! Read all about it and see what you can win here!
Keep an eye on the blog for annoucements of these lovely partners , so get your tickets!
Breastfeeding isn't a single experience. It can be wonderful, stressful, beautiful, trying, tiring, restful and inspiring as well as many other things - in just a day!
I am saddened that another blogger experienced breastfeeding as a 'ball and chain' and that another described a 'super husband' as one who rushes in with formula to save the day. Breastfeeding is something done for the family -For a baby brought into this world who the family is responsible for feeding long after the breastfeeding relationship has ended. I have attended births as a doula, held meetings, enjoyed movies and date nights and more all while exclusively breastfeeding. There's no imprisonment here. Feeding a baby, by breast or otherwise is the job of a family.
Partners, husbands, friends, siblings - Breastfeeding isn't just mom's gig. This is about feeding and nurturing the family, and you all have a role!
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Amanda Devereux is co-owner of Nola Nesting, a doula, Birth Boot Camp Instructor and mom of three breastfed babes.
This was written for an amazing local shop and resource for all things boobs and baby, ZukaBaby. I wish I could write a blog called 'breastfeeding made simple.' But, it's just not that simple. For some the baby latches on right away and things are smooth sailing from there to child-led weaning. But I think to paint that as the norm for modern breastfeeding is a disservice to all new and expecting moms out there who really want to breastfeed and may be blind-sided by the time and dedication it takes. Too often I hear stories of breastfeeding gone south due to lack of support or just straight up bad advice. Too often I am counseling a new mom about how to keep or increase her supply after some bad advice has caused her to have low supply.
So, this is for you - all you ladies with the gorgeous bellys. I hope it helps. (just click the links below for the full blog)
Amanda Devereux is co-owner of Nola Nesting, a doula, Childbirth Educator, and mom of three breastfed babes.