“The newborn has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breatfeeding satisfies all three.”
– Grantly Dick-Read
Yesterday I listened to my friend talk about a large group of women in Israel, who gather in public places to nurse their children in unison with the intention of normalizing breastfeeding in public. Brilliant! Simply brilliant!
I immediately reached out to the founding Mama of the group, Adi Ramari Tsror, to find out more about their endeavors and discovered a tribe of empowering mothers who are actively and courageously changing the public’s perception of what we call “norm”.
“Ma’agal Menikot”, Hebrew for “Nursing Circle” is a growing support group, counting over 2600 members, with clear guidelines to ensure the protection of the group’s intention, which is to support nursing mothers and their needs. Not only do they gather to nurse, but they also carry a custom designed pin on their bags so they can connect with each other in random locations, which promotes a strong sense of belonging and community.
As a result of their inspiring mission, public gatherings, and country-wide expansion, hundreds of new mothers have made the choice to nurse their children, which is quite amazing!
Change may be triggered by a single person but it needs the support of many more to transform into a revolution. #normalizingbreastfeeding one day, one boob at a time.
Photo Credit: Linn Memran Photography