This is Cuadalquiver, the colt born two days ago at Cuadra San Francisco where I ride in Cabo. Pictured here with his mom, he spends most of his day glued to her side nursing. I was telling my friend Elisabeth Dale, who is visiting me for a few days, how in awe everyone is at the site of this baby horse bonding with his 1000 pound mother. Elisabeth got me thinking about how crazy it is that animals acting naturally are viewed as a miracle, but women breastfeeding in public is such a bone of contention. Elisabeth is a fellow blogger; her platform, The Breast Life, tackles many issues confronting women as they struggle to make peace with their boobs. Even though we promised we wouldn’t talk about work, the nursing colloquy escalated. My poor husband was an unlikely bystander in this duologue. This morning he reported that he had dreamed that I was helping him deliver a baby. It’s been 28 years since his last exposure to childbirth. We knew we had pushed him over the edge.
It has also been 28 years that I personally searched in vain for comfortable bras to transport me through pregnancy and its aftermath. So, I think it is serendipity that Keith Hyams, just sent me this image of Cake® Maternity’s newest launch, the Sugar Candy collection. This patent pending seamless wire free nursing bra is available in 5 sizes, XS – XL. Engineered with a revolutionary seamless technology and construction, this bra will fit 30-40 bands, G-L cups. Designed exclusively for the fuller figure, the cups are molded for depth and projection without compression. Cake’s vision for this style will soon enable an extended size range to XXL or 46 bands. As pioneers in comfortable, functional and fashionable maternity and nursing bras, Cake has helped to re-define this category from its menial options of 28 years ago. Now if they can only help take the stigma of breastfeeding out of the barn, perhaps women will be liberated from some of their current nursing challenges.
“My Opinion Is That Anyone Offended By Breastfeeding Is Staring Too Hard” ~David Allen