August is National Breastfeeding Month! During the month of August, the medical community takes the time to recognize the positive effects of breastfeeding for mothers and children. All month long, people around the world celebrate the amazing benefits of breastfeeding and continue the fight to ensure women have the support they need to breastfeed.
Throughout National Breastfeeding Month, various organizations host different outreach campaigns to advocate for mothers while educating the community and engaging others in the conversation about breastfeeding. In addition to educational opportunities during this time, organizations work towards policy and practice changes to build a community of breastfeeding support for women.
For GladiatHers® it is important to build a community that supports women in all their efforts, so in honor of National Breastfeeding Month we honor mothers across the globe in sport. Whether these women decided to breastfeed or not this is a tribute to all the mothers out there from those parenting an athlete to those coaching, playing, or working in sports!
Pictured from left to right: Elle Duncan, Allyson Felix, Muffet McGraw, Serena Williams (First Row). Alysia Montano, Alex Morgan, Lindsay Gottlieb, Thayer Lavielle (Second Row). Kara Goucher, Candace Parker, Jessica Mendoza, Jessica McDonald (Third Row)