My Mamma's Milk was started by a breastfeeding mom, Kate Conway, who wanted to help other women like herself breastfeed their babies happily and successfully. Nearly all breastfeeding women go though some difficult point in their breastfeeding journey, but the rewards are abundant for those who find help and work through these issues. My Mamma's Milk links women with the help and support they need no matter where they are. My Mamma's Milk is based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Although every mother is undoubtedly her own best judge of what is right for her (breast or formula), we think that providing the most accurate and up-to-date information from leading medical sources is the best way a woman can chose for herself.
Recently, Conway was interviewed by Bum Boosa as part of their "Women Making a Difference" series. The interview can be read on Bum Boosa's website or below: BUMBOOSA
From Bum Boosa:
Kate Conway is our latest “Woman Making A Difference”. She is
a Mom, a freelance writer, champion of women, of mothers, an advocate
of breastfeeding and natural living. We think she is an inspiration.
Here is what we asked Kate:
What does the Power of the Mom mean to you?
The slogan on the opening page of My Mamma’s Milk .com, “The Power of
Mom” is a reflection of the indomitable spirit of the devoted mom. Such
commitment to motherhood often starts for many moms with breastfeeding,
as it often proves to be a challenge, but is enormously empowering once
success is achieved. Remember, breastfeeding is not simply about nutrition: it
is a lifestyle and a love and a chance to embrace a strength bestowed
only to women
What is the philosophy behind My Mamma’s Milk?
My Mamma’s Milk was born out of a desire to help other mothers find
that inner instinct so often buried by modern society. That babies need
comfort, warm and love, all three of which can be achieved through
breastfeeding. Very often, modern medicine and rampant myths
surrounding breastfeeding are the biggest impediments to the new nursing
mom and My Mamma’s Milk is here to help moms find their inner mother
lion, guide them through breastfeeding, attachment parenting,
co-sleeping and earth-conscience decisions.
What is Boobies for Babies?
To bring breastfeeding into the wary eyes of the younger crowd, I
found that using more slang terms for breastfeeding drew in a much
larger (often younger and more confused) audience. Boobies for Babies is
our own play on Breastmilk for Babies. Our Boobies for Babies kits are
free to anyone who asks for them and contain a wealth of information
about breastfeeding, co-sleeping and babywearing as well as organic
items, like Bum Boosa.
Why do you think so many Moms struggle with breastfeeding and what is your advice to help Moms stick with it?
Breastfeeding is a dying art. And it IS an art, first and foremost.
Modern medicine makes it out to be a complex, scientific, biological
effort and it is, but to LEARN how to breastfeed is an art that must be
taught mother-to-mother. When modern medicine, cultural myths and taboos
get involved (and worst – nay-saying relatives) breastfeeding becomes a
challenge. Our Cape Cod Breastfeeding Moms club offers a safe,
reasssuring place for these moms to meet. I also counsel mothers
one-on-one on breastfeeding issues from around the country. My services
are always free as breastfeeding is a gift and a historical,
woman-to-woman sisterhood that should not be paid for.
Why is it important to make earth conscious decisions as a parent?
Previous generations have failed the current generations by not
thinking forward to how they have impacted the environment. Our current
generations and the next to come will continue to try and repair and
reverse this destruction. It is a continuous battle, but choosing
earth-conscious products and ways-of-life must be a critically important
task for all humans.
What do you like best about Bum Boosa® Bamboo Products?
Bum Boosa makes a beautiful product that I am proud to offer. High
quality ingredients and a recipe that works to its promised potential.
Great, small company that believes in its product and the families they
we trust the makers of baby formula more than we do our own ability to
nourish our babies, we lose a chance to claim an aspect of our power as
women. Thinking that baby formula is as good as breast milk is
believing that thirty years of technology is superior to three million
years of nature's evolution. Countless women have regained trust in
their bodies through nursing their children, even if they weren't sure
at first that they could do it. It is an act of female power, and I
think of it as feminism in its purest form."
OWNER: Kate Conway holds a BA Cum Laude / Psi Chi from Mount Holyoke College and is a mother of two children. Her 9.5-year-old daughter nursed until she was 3 and a half years old and her son is currently nursing. She has overcome a range of nursing issues including mastitis and medications during lactation. She co-sleeps with her children, uses cloth diapers and has been baby-wearing for almost a decade. She also heads three sites on FACEBOOK: Cape Cod Breastfeeding Moms. She is the owner of My Mamma's Milk and offers free peer support around the country.
She can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 508-415-1295.