The Breast Milagro Company’s mission of advocacy continues to evolve and expand. The more we learn, the more we share. The more our community grows, the more select breast health care and support groups we can help. And to share all the amazing stories properly, we are creating a new Facebook page – The Breast Milagro: Little Miracles.
Our New Support Mission
As I shared in an earlier Blog Post, our goal is to serve all breast health hopes and concerns. The tradition of The Breast Milagro is genuinely tied to the breast health dreams of sustaining life and to the breast health hopes of holding onto life.
Breast Milagros have been symbolic of the wish for breast milk to nourish a new life. Yet the work-life balance for a new mom can often be stressful. If your job is in the military, keeping it all ‘balanced’ becomes an even bigger challenge.
In the spirit of our expanded mission, we attended the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA), annual meeting in Washington, DC. While attending ILCA we met a lactation consultant, (and all around phenomenal woman), named Robyn Roche-Paull. She is a US Navy veteran, and mother of three breastfed children. Robyn’s mission is to help women in the military find ways to breastfeed their babies. Not an easy task in a physically demanding and predominately male environment!
Before Robyn came along there were no books or references, and almost no professional consultants to help with this issue. With limited resources out there for new moms in the military, Robyn stepped up and took this issue on. Over the last several years she has developed an excellent support mechanism through her very active website, and through her excellent book, entitled, “Breastfeeding in Combat Books, A Survival Guide to Successful Breastfeeding While Serving in the Military.”
Available on Robyn’s site are the military policies of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and the Navy. After reading these policies, it’s easy to see how challenging breastfeeding in the military must be, and how vital it is to have support mechanisms in place for each breastfeeding mom.
The Breast Milagro celebrates Robyn’s creativity and perseverance. We are so impressed and touched by Robyn’s work that we are offering all military mom’s a permanent 20% discount on The Breast Milagro Valentina pendant. The Valentina which sells at $35.00 will be available for only $28.00. Visit the Breastfeeding in Combat Boots Facebook page for the special Coupon Code. We will also be providing a portion of every sale – using the code – to help support this important cause. In this way, we say thanks to military women for the work they do, and for the incredible efforts they make to give their babies the best nourishment!