GET READY TO MAKE BREASTFEEDING YOUR BIGGEST PARENTING WIN YET!

HAVE YOU STRUGGLED WITH BREASTFEEDING BEFORE?
or ARE YOU A FIRST TIME MAMA WHO’S NEW TO THE DEPTHS OF BREASTFEEDING?

In my seven years working with expecting moms as a childbirth educator, doula, and mentor, one of the biggest concerns I hear is about the art of breastfeeding. Women consistently say they didn’t know there was so much to know.

I know breastfeeding is a natural part of parenting, as I’ve experienced it first-hand with my three children, and then again with the hundreds of love-giving mamas I’ve guided and cared for. But I’ve experienced the wide array of challenges myself. And I’ve seen them again and again and again when supporting a new baby and mother. That’s when it clicked.

For years of hearing stories about mother shaming, breastfeeding pitfalls, and overall lack of support (I can tell you with absolute certainty that you are not alone), I finally understood the difference between those who quit and those who persevere. SUPPORTED IN BREASTFEEDING: STORIES OF NOURISHING WISDOM was inspired by some of the most powerful, most enlightened, and sometimes most painful moments of extraordinary mamas such as yourself. These mamas’ generosity, in sharing their wisdom, joy, and ultimately their selfless advice, do so in the form of 25 amazing, real, short stories is perhaps the greatest adventure of them all.

You don’t have to feel alone anymore. You can, too, feel the wisdom, advocacy and joy these mamas experience everyday they feed their babies. You can be SUPPORTED IN BREASTFEEDING.

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BREASTFEEDING IS NOT JUST ABOUT YOUR BABY

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When your baby is born, all of the family’s energy and resources, including your own, go towards taking care of him. This is part of our own biology – and a very difficult code to just overwrite. Putting your baby’s needs first feels not only natural and sensible, but also safe.

That is the reason why we easily experience frustration and shame when things do not go as planned when we start breastfeeding. But trust me, this is very normal.

When I show up to help a mama, sometimes all she needs is a new technique. Or just the companionship and support, the hand-holding, and the learning and wisdom that come from experience and sharing. Breastfeeding is an act of nurturing as much as it is of nature, for you and your baby. And this can be the inspiring difference between persevering or quitting, between painful guilt or the ultimate bliss of nourishing your baby. Your efforts will pay off.

It’s time we told the truth. It’s time we supported women in breastfeeding.

There is power in stories that we women are drawn too. We need stories to help us through the rainbows (the good) and the rain (not-so-good) of birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and parenting. Hearing others helps us validate that we are not alone. That we women, despite not being in a tribe in the true sense of the word, are still interconnected. We still belong.

Oh my heart! I’m 35 weeks pregnant and plan to breastfeed. I feel so empowered by this book and the stories that all these women share. I feel like their experience is now mine and that I can walk into this with an upper-hand. I’m so excited for my breastfeeding journey!

Merideth J.

I am so stoked about this book! It was a whirlwind of emotion and I feel like I just walked into the souls of 20+ moms. Very powerful and uplifting.

Amanda P.

The world NEEDS this! I expected a book on breastfeeding and I walked away having read so much more. This book even talks about mother shaming and what it means to really support a woman in breastfeeding. Really, it’s perfect. Buy this book!

Katy B.

A portion of every book purchased goes directly to Owen’s Milk Money, giving breastfeeding supplies to women and babies in need.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maranda Bower is a birth and postpartum educator and creator of SerenityGrows.com, a place dedicated to educating, connecting, and reviving the hearts of women. She has supported hundreds of mothers and mothers-to-be navigate the uncertainty of birth, breastfeeding, and the postpartum period.

Maranda is an author and self-love activist who runs numerous online classes surrounding birth and the first ever virtual post-partum well-being community. Serenity Grows is the holistic destination for moms and moms-to-be looking for a more natural and homemade lifestyle.

She lives on her beautiful 20 acres just north of Palmer, Alaska with her husband and three children.

Coming soon, this virtual center will encompass proprietary tools + systems centered on simple, DIY and natural self-care for both mama and baby. Make sure you’re on the launch list here.

Want to work with me? Click here to access my contact form.

ABOUT OWEN’S MILK MONEY

ommSupported in Breastfeeding: Stories of Nourishing Wisdom will donate a portion of each purchase straight to Owen’s Milk Money, an organization that supports nursing mothers.

In August 2010, a dear 14- month old baby named Owen passed away unexpectedly after he suffered complications from a febrile seizure during a nap at daycare. He was an avid nurser, and nursed until the day he ended up on life support. We want his spirit and memory to live on by honoring his favorite pastime: breastfeeding.

Since 2011, Owen’s Milk Money has provided over $20,000 worth of breastfeeding supplies to families in need, all in his sweet name. With each book purchased, a portion of that money will continue supporting OMM to help all mothers + babies in their breastfeeding journey.

I thought this book was going to be like every other breastfeeding book out there. *insert foot in mouth* Such a different perspective! It wasn’t all fuzzy and warm and it talked about what breastfeeding is REALLY about. No fluff. Yet it still led me feeling strong and fully capable of anything challenging that comes my way. I love this book and I’m recommending it to all mamas who plan to breastfeed.

Vira L.

I’m so glad I picked up this book. What a powerful read! I formula fed with my first so I’m a bit sensitive and tend to feel like a bad mom when I try to learn about breastfeeding for my second baby. This was certainly not the case with this book! I really felt safe in my choices and fully prepared to take on breastfeeding for my next baby. Thank you so much, Maranda!

Samantha M.

This book just solidifies my theory that women, birth, and babies are so radically different yet so similar in their strength and power! Stories of hospital birth, birth center, home birth, cesareans, natural, OBs, midwives, adoption, NICUs, and so much more. This book isn’t for “that type” but for any mother who plans to breastfeed of has a passion for breastfeeding. What a thrilling read.

Tori B.

THE COMPLETE BOOK BUNDLE

HAVING A BABY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE STRESSFUL

The perfect gift for these holidays for any new mama or mom-to-be. The complete bundle includes three books on the beauty + perils of parenting, beginning with the empowering birth stories, then on nourishing breastfeeding, and ending with rejuvenating stories of the postpartum period.

1. Supported in Birth: Stories of Empowering Wisdom – relaunching March 2017

2. Supported in Breastfeeding: Stories of Nourishing Wisdom

3. Supported in Postpartum: Stories of Rejuvenating Wisdom – coming in 2017

OUR NEWEST BOOK: SUPPORTED IN BREASTFEEDING

A portion of every book purchased goes directly to Owen’s Milk Money, giving breastfeeding supplies to women and babies in need.

THE STORIES:

More than 25 amazing stories that will leave you laughing,crying, and wholeheartedly inspired.

Simply, Steadily, Sweetly   -Anonymous

Finding Me Again   -Fiona

The Second Breastfeeding   -Anonymous

The Milk Bath   -Baylie Carlson

Sweet Milk   -Jill Derrick

Faithful Feeding   -Amber Baumwolf

Overcoming Flat Nipples   -Stephanie Pass

The First Milk   -Maranda Bower

An Unexpected Journey   -Carly Bloemers

Young and Proud   -Chelsey Yannarella

My Sweet Boy and I   -Erin Sutterer

Lactation Induction: Bringing Breastfeeding to Adoption   -Becky

Bald and Beautiful   -Kayla Billings

Breastfeeding Journey   -Jessica Dachowski

Beautiful Post-Op Connection   -December Fields-Bryant

A Nurse’s Perspective   -Maria Feigner

The Rocky Start   -Kyla Wilkinson

Weaning The Three Year Old Child   -Rachel Anne Redlinger House

The Breastfeeding Blessing   -Melissa Berggren

A Whole New Love I Never Knew Existed   -Elizabeth McHone

Two Sets of Twins   -Talena Wilson

My Breastfeeding Journey   -Jolie Morris

In a World of Pumping   -Wendy Navarro

Tandem Nursing   -Marias G. Yap

Hormonal Milk   -Tiffany Hanson

A 32 Week Old Miracle   -Margaret Robertson

Nurturing Doesn’t Always Provide   -Miriam E. Miles

Liquid Lifesaver   -Maranda Bower

QUESTIONS?

WHO WROTE THESE STORIES?

In 2015, I put out a call for breastfeeding stories. All kinds. I wanted women to open their hearts and share their most intimate tales. It wasn’t long before I had stories from mother’s all over the world. From Alaska to Australia, mothers both young and old, share their journey through breastfeeding.

I DON’T LIVE IN THE U.S. CAN I GET A COPY?

YES! We are currently shipping anywhere in the Unites States, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Free shipping applies to the United States only. International shipping charges do apply.

WHEN WILL MY BOOKS SHIP?

Supporting in Breastfeeding ships withing 24 hours of your order. Supported in Birth is expected to print in March 2017. Supported in Postpartum will begin collecting stories in September 2017 with a publication date set in 2018.

IS AN E-BOOK VERSION AVAILABLE? WHAT ABOUT AMAZON?

YES! You can purchase your Kindle e-book version here. You can also buy the paperback version at Amazon right here. Do a quick search, and you’ll also find Supported in Breastfeeding at Barnes & Noble and more too!


SUPPORTED IN BREASTFEEDING, AND OTHER STORIES

CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE NEXT!

NEW! BOOK 2: SUPPORTED IN BREASTFEEDING

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 Get our newest addition to the trio set and get free shipping and a signed copy when you order now! (You can also order on Amazon here.)

BOOK 1 + 2 BUNDLE: BIRTH & BREASTFEEDING

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Get TWO of our essential books, including Supported in Birth: Stories of Empowering Wisdom and get free shipping and a signed copy when you order now!

THE COMPLETE SUPPORTED BUNDLE: BOOK 1, 2 & 3

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Get the ENTIRE trio set, at a discounted rate! Plus you’ll get free shipping and a signed copy when you order now!