Stop, Wait a Minute Mr Postman
So this week we have failed to pull together a 'proper' post! But we have been busy working hard to build our squad of cheerleaders, teaming up with some lovely mamas to bring you their feeding stories over the coming weeks in our Pen Pal posts.
Because we believe in mamas supporting mamas with feeding their #milkmade minis, hopefully, socking it to the isolation that can accompany feeding difficulties in the postpartum period. Maternal wellbeing is paramount. We were both beyond Fed Up by our inability to feed our minis in our chosen way. Baby boy blues eating away at our own mental health. Help and support can be clouded by propaganda and politics and frankly we are done with the boob versus bottle debate. Here we believe feeding with heart is the most important part.
We aim to unite mamas, celebrating both the differences and the similarities. Through sharing stories we hope to build an understanding of the different journeys and drop the judgement.
In the spirit of cheering on mamas we couldn't resist signing up to send some old school mail with the #mamamail project by The Paperdashery. The postpartum period can be tough, after the babble of guests ebbs away and significant others return to work, often you can find yourself counting down the clock until the door opens and help is at hand once more. Wouldn’t it be great, the letter box chaps and an envelope with some light relief falls onto the door mat. Not a bill, not a flyer, nor that catalogue you have no intention of ever ordering from, but a card, a special card just for you. Another mama telling you what a brilliant job you are doing, that you are not alone and that the days may be long but the years will be short!
If you're a new mama who would like a pick me up in the form of post in your postpartum period then sign up to the #mamamail project. Equally if you feel you could 'Send A Paper Hug' to a new mama via the old school post then put pen to paper and package up some cheer.
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