Join our new partner, Mommajuse!
Manny, the founder of MommaJuse, is a mother of 4 and breastfeeding guru who has also studied infant behavior and postpartum nutrition and physical fitness. Through her struggles, she has learned that mothers need more support than they are getting and this support should not come as a financial burden. Through the sales of MommaJuse products, Manny is supporting MommaJusers and MommaJuse Mentors in building a community and culture where postpartum moms thrive.
Meet the Mother Mommajuser
I am the original MommaJuser! My children called nursing MommaJuse, and that has grown to mean so much more than just breastmilk. I like to think of it as the MoJo a mom develops as she becomes more confident. Finding my MommaJuse wasn’t easy in the beginning. From breastfeeding to the pressures that came in the postpartum post baby body I was left with, I struggled often. While challenges are a part of life, I don’t want you to face those challenges alone.
My challenges started 13 years ago in the hospital. I was overwhelmed. My son was born early and seemed to have challenges nursing. One nurse told me what to do. The next nurse came in and scolded me for doing what the first nurse told me to do. The doctor was nice, but she didn’t know anything about breastfeeding. They made me give my baby glucose water and formula in a bottle. I thought I had to. I wasn’t making enough milk, right?
Breastfeeding isn’t always easy. However, with support, most moms can breastfeed. Understanding your baby’s behavior as well as what is happening to your body in the postpartum period makes it so much easier.
I’m sure you have heard every crazy person’s advice. Aunt Myrtle will tell you breastfeeding will make your breasts saggy and Uncle Mel will insist your baby needs to cry to develop its lungs. Let me help you cut through the myths, understand the science, and find your inner MommaJuse.
With each child, I learned more about breastfeeding, infant care, and postpartum issues. While working as a breastfeeding peer counselor, I learned that most moms just need help and support.
I don’t want you to fall into the booby traps that I did. You can be successful. Most moms can breastfeed if they understand what their baby is communicating and what their own body is doing. I want you to become the MommaJuser you were meant to be.
As mothers, we have a very important job. We have a very important yet DIFFICULT job. We all can create, grow and support MommaJusers. Let me help you make this difficult yet amazing job just a little easier!