Monday, July 5, 2010

My mommy makes milk for me

Welcome to the July 2010 Carnival of Nursing in Public

This post was written for inclusion in the Carnival of Nursing in Public hosted by Dionna and Paige at All week, July 5-9, we will be featuring articles and posts about nursing in public ("NIP"). See the bottom of this post for more information.


My Mommy makes milk for me

My mommy makes milk for me,
I cuddle with mommy when she feeds me
Whenever I'm hungry she's ready to go
No matter where we are, she never says no.

Sometimes in public, we get lots of stares,
Some people even yell "oh no don't you dare!"
Don't know why they get so mean,
I'm only nursing is it that obscene?

It's the best milk for growing healthy bones,
Will make me strong without any hormones.
My mommy makes milk for me, her boobies are great
Better than cow's milk, it's like a high protein shake.

If you have a problem with nursing in public
Maybe you should stop staring or go grab a drink.
Cause nursing in a bathroom doesn't make much sense
Would you eat your meal at hygiene's expense?

When I'm in my mommy's arms it's always nice and warm
I feel safe from the world, a place where there's no harm
My mommy's scent is better than a rose
So let me be and I promise I won't impose.

Poem composed by my kids' father and wonderful husband.

Art by Erika Hastings at

Art by Erika Hastings at

Welcome to the Carnival of Nursing in Public

Please join us all week, July 5-9, as we celebrate and support breastfeeding mothers. And visit any time to connect with other breastfeeding supporters, learn more about your legal right to nurse in public, and read (and contribute!) articles about breastfeeding and N.I.P.

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This post is just one of many being featured as part of the Carnival of Nursing in Public. Please visit our other writers each day of the Carnival. Click on the links below to see each day’s posts - new articles will be posted on the following days:

July 5 - Making Breastfeeding the Norm: Creating a Culture of Breastfeeding in a Hyper-Sexualized World

July 6 – Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers: the New, the Experienced, and the Mothers of More Than One Nursing Child

July 7 – Creating a Supportive Network: Your Stories and Celebrations of N.I.P.

July 8 – Breastfeeding: International and Religious Perspectives

July 9 – Your Legal Right to Nurse in Public, and How to Respond to Anyone Who Questions It


  1. That was a great poem, very sweet.

  2. This is precious - I hope you have some breastfeeding pictures, you can put them together with your poem in the baby book :)
    ~Dionna @ Code Name: Mama

  3. Dionna, this is a great idea! :)

  4. I love your poem! Even more touching that it was written by your hubby :)

  5. Thank you Tina, that was his way to support breastfeeding mamas and babies! :)

  6. Aw, lovely! How wonderful that your husband wrote that. Having a supportive partner really makes all the difference, doesn't it?

  7. That is so sweet! Thank you for sharing it. =)