Breastfeeding mom finds encouragement from strangers in airport

September 26, 2021

Breastfeeding mom finds encouragement from strangers in airport

It’s amazing how the little things can truly make a world of difference. Little things like a few words of encouragement from your loved one, your teacher or your coworker. Or, in this case, a few words scribbled on a sticky note from a mom you’ve never met.

Stephanie Duncan Smith has a story many new moms can relate to. She was traveling away from her little one for the first time in a year and a half. Any new parent will tell you the emotions that come with that scenario. Stephanie (@stephducansmith) wrote on Instagram that, “her state of mind wasn’t the greatest when she finally found a lactation pod” so she could pump. But then she opened the door and found little sticky notes plastered to the wall. She beautifully described it as “graffiti of generous good.” One of them read, “You are amazing. Don’t give up” and “Don’t stop. Keep pumping. Baby needs you” and “Look at you rocking mama life.” The simple words scribbled on blue and white sticky notes, helped this mom pause, re-center, and breathe a little easier.

breastfeeding pod nursing room

Little did the moms who came before her know their messages would make such an impact. Each kind and empathetic note is powerful on its own but there’s also beauty in the power of community - moms supporting other moms. A sea of support that grows note by note, each time a mom stops to put pen to paper.

It’s a good reminder of the power we all have each day to make a difference. We may not always think those little or simple things matter, but they do.  Just ask Stephanie, who thanked those “wise strangers” for providing us all with a few kind words of encouragement, including “You are doing great. You are enough. You are life”. 

nursing room for moms




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

how to find the best breast pump
How I Picked The Perfect Breast Pump 2022

July 23, 2022

Pumping is painful, time consuming, frustrating and takes away from things that you’d rather be doing. It’s also emotionally draining. I'd ask myself questions like, "Would I be able to bond with my babies if I were exclusively pumping (the answer is YES by the way!)?" So I did my research and found pumps that worked for me and made the process a bit easier. Hopefully this can help you, too! 

Continue Reading

nursing swimsuit for breastfeeding
Answers To Top 4 Questions For Breastfeeding at the Pool or Beach

June 24, 2022

If you'll be breastfeeding at the beach or pool this summer you may have a few questions. We've got you covered with answers to four common breastfeeding questions in public.

Continue Reading

Can I take breastmilk or formula through airport security in 2022?
Can I take breastmilk or formula through airport security in 2022?

June 23, 2022

Can I bring breastmilk, formula or juices with me through security? Yes, you can! Here is a step-by-step guide...

Continue Reading

Sizing

Nursing Queen Size Chart

All of our designs fit true-to-size with an over-sized/relaxed fit (which compensates for extra weight and a larger chest). Our sizes are similar to maternity-wear: order your pre-baby size. If you're between sizes, size down. Typically, the best way to determine your size is to follow your pre-baby size in numbers on the chart (4/6, 8/10, etc). We realize this isn't a "one-size fits all" solution. If you aren't sure, measure your bust, waist, hips and follow the chart. If you get 3 measurements, pick the middle size. 

Plus Sizes: We follow a standard U.S. plus chart. Our plus sizes range from 1X-3X. NOTE: An XXL (in misses) is a size 1X in plus sizing. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us! help@nursingqueen.com 

Liquid error: Could not find asset snippets/sezzle-checkout-button.liquid