Lactivist Ryan Gosling

August 3rd, 2013 by Dionna | 5 Comments
Posted in Breastfeeding/Lactivism, Carnival and Special Series, Compassionate Advocacy

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World Breastfeeding Week 2013 Blog Carnival - and The San Diego Breastfeeding Center

Welcome to the World Breastfeeding 2013 Blog Carnival cohosted by and The San Diego Breastfeeding Center!

This post was written for inclusion in the WBW 2013 Blog Carnival. Our participants will be writing and sharing their stories about community support and normalizing breastfeeding all week long. Find more participating sites in the list at the bottom of this post or at the main carnival page.


I do so love Feminist Ryan Gosling. There’s also been a Homebirth Ryan Gosling, a Homeschool Ryan Gosling, and a Handmade Ryan Gosling.1

Breastfeeding mamas, the time is long overdue for a Lactivist Ryan Gosling.

I actually created several of these last year during World Breastfeeding Week and posted them to my Facebook page. This year I made a few more and have gathered them here for your viewing pleasure.

There’s more where this came from – stay tuned for Lactivist Ryan Gosling, Part 2.


Lactivist Ryan Gosling at Code Name: Mama

Hey girl, come over here in the light, I want to get some more nursing pictures you can use for your Facebook profile.


Lactivist Ryan Gosling at Code Name: Mama

Hey girl. I’m showing more nipple in public right now than you do when you breastfeed. Scandalous, aren’t I?


Lactivist Ryan Gosling at Code Name: Mam

Hey girl, let me take the kids out while you get our newborn milk drunk.


Lactivist Ryan Gosling at Code Name: Mama

Hey girl. I made you some oatmeal to help boost your milk supply. Come over here and let me give you a bite.


Lactivist Ryan Gosling at Code Name: Mama

Hey girl. You know what should not be allowed in public? {Jazz hands.} But nursing in public is beautiful.


Lactivist Ryan Gosling at Code Name: Mama

Hey girl. You keep nursing and eating your meal. I’ll go over there and put a blanket on his head.


Lactivist Ryan Gosling at Code Name: Mama

Hey girl, should I wear the blue or the gray shirt to the nurse-in?


Lactivist Ryan Gosling at Code Name: Mama

Hey girl. Mmm, I love it when you smell like maple syrup.


Lactivist Ryan Gosling at Code Name: Mama

Hey girl. You go ahead and breastfeed for as long as you want. I know it reduces your risk of breast cancer, and I want to keep you around as long as possible.


ryan 4 final

Hey girl. Put down that pump. There are so many other ways I can bond with our baby than by giving him a bottle.



World Breastfeeding Week 2013 Blog Carnival - and The San Diego Breastfeeding Center Visit and The San Diego Breastfeeding Center for more breastfeeding resources and WBW Carnival details!

Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants. Below are a list of links for today’s participants; you can find a complete list of links (updated throughout the week) at our main carnival page:

(This list will be updated by afternoon August 3 with all the carnival links.)

  • Breastfeeding and NIP: A Primer — Rachel Rainbolt of Sage Parenting, featured today at, uses her informative and candid voice to share with you everything you need to know to breastfeed successfully in public, from the practical how-to’s to handling the social stigma.
  • Lactivist Ryan Gosling — Breastfeeding mamas, the time is long overdue for a Lactivist Ryan Gosling. Fortunately, Dionna of Code Name: Mama has created some for your viewing pleasure.
  • In Defense of Formula — Amy of Mom2Mom KMC, guest blogging for Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, asserts that formula is a medical tool rather than a food. She examines how this perspective supports breastfeeding as normal and eliminates the negative tensions between breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding mothers.
  • World Breastfeeding Week 2013 Blog Carnival – Breastfeeding Tips & Tricks — Throughout her breastfeeding journey (since March 2009), Jenny at I’m a full-time mummy has shared countless tips and tricks on the topic of breastfeeding.
  • Nursing in the Wild — Meredith at Thank You Ma’am posts about how seeing other moms nurse can make all of us more comfortable with nursing in public.
  • Normalizing Breastfeeding — Sara Stepford of The Stepford Sisters confronts the social stigma vs. the reality of breastfeeding and opens up about the steps she takes to make herself and others more comfortable with the process.
  • Breastfeeding Alrik at two years old — This is where Lauren at Hobo Mama and her second-born are at in their nursing relationship, two years in.
  • Perfectly Normal — Stephanie from Urban Hippie writes about the way she and her family have done their part to try and normalize breastfeeding in a society that doesn’t get to see breastfeeding as often as they should.
  • Diagnosis: Excess Lipase — Learn about excess lipase and how to test if your expressed milk has it. That Mama Gretchen shares her own experience.
  • Redefining Normal — Diana at Munchkin’s Mommy reflects on how we can normalize breastfeeding in our society.
  • Nursing Openly and Honestly — Amy W. at Me, Mothering, and Making it All Work feels that the most socially responsible thing she can do as a mother is to nurse and nurture her children openly, honestly, and with pride.
  • Wet-nursing, Cross-nursing and Milk-sharing: Outdated? — Jamie Grumet of I Am Not the Babysitter shares a response to the Wendy Williams quote about milk sharing being akin to slavery, by giving a brief history of the wet nurse.
  • Tackling Mastitis with an Older Nursling — Much of the advice available for supporting recovery from mastitis seems to be aimed at mamas with younger nurslings. Juliet of Twisting Vines, posting at Natural Parents Network shares tips for dealing with mastitis while breastfeeding a toddler.
  • Milk in the eye — Gena from Nutrition Basics discusses how breastmilk cured her 3 year old’s case of pink eye.
  • Boobie Biter — Rachel Rainbolt at Sage Parenting offers guidance on how to survive and thrive a boobie biter with your breastfeeding relationship intact.
  • My take on breastfeeding advice — Diana at Munchkin’s Mommy shares her insights on nursing for both new moms and new dads.
  • My Top Five Breastfeeding Tips for Delivery Day: Think “A-B-C-D-E”Mothernova shares how her continued success at breastfeeding with her second child rests on a foundation of five key things she did to prepare for baby’s arrival, along with things she did when she and baby first met. Easily enough, these tips can be categorized as “A-B-C-D-E”: Access to lactation consultant, Baby-friendly hospital, Communicate your plan to breastfeed exclusively, Demand, and Expect to room in.
  • Breastfeeding Buddies: Twin Brothers Nurse while Living in the NICU — Twintrospectives at How Do You Do It? shares her 5 tips for learning to breastfeed multiples while in the NICU.
  • Breastfeeding on a Dairy-Free Diet: Our Journey and Our Tips — Finding herself nursing a baby with food allergies, Jenny at Spinning Jenny embarked upon a dairy-free journey with her son for eight months. Here she relates her reasons for making the decision to give up dairy in her diet, why it was worth it, and tips for moms on the same path.
  • Normalizing Breastfeeding in my Home — Shannah at The Touch of Life shares how she plans to help keep breastfeeding normal for her own children, even when her breastfeeding years are over.
  • A Year With My Nursling — The more you see and hear, the more normal it becomes, so That Mama Gretchen is sharing her heart on the last year of breastfeeding – the ups and downs, but mostly the joy of her priceless relationship with her son.
  • From Covered to Confident — Krystyna at Sweet Pea Births shares her personal NIP evolution: she started by covering up from neck to ankle while nursing in public. Eight years later, she has gained confidence and the ability to nurse without stressing about flashing a little skin. She shares her views on normalizing breastfeeding – what influenced her and how she hopes to help others.
  • Normalizing Breastfeeding for Older Kids — Sadia at How Do You Do It? hopes that openly discussing breastfeeding with her (now weaned) daughters will help her children feel comfortable with breastfeeding and their bodies in general as they grow.
  • Nursing in Public — Listen up, mammas. Those other people around . . . they don’t matter. It’s not about them. It’s about you and that beautiful baby. Nurse on, says The Swaddled Sprout!
  • How to Nurse a Teenager — Sarah at The Touch of Life declares: the purpose is to help normalize breastfeeding a toddler.

I don’t know if the other Ryan Gosling meme creators have used Creative Commons content, but I could find few reputable pictures. I’m sorry, I’m sorry!! If you can help me find the true sources of these pictures, I would be forever grateful. Here are the sites I got them from:

Photo Source (oatmeal)
Photo Source (nipple in public)
Photo Source (blanket)
Photo Source (nurse-in)
Photo Source (Facebook)
Photo Source (maple syrup)
Photo Source (jazz hands)
Photo Source (breast cancer)
Photo Source (bottle)

  1. For another chuckle, see Porn for Pregnant Ladies from the Pregnant Chicken.

5 Responses to:
"Lactivist Ryan Gosling"

  1. Amber   AmberStrocel

    Hee! These slayed me. :)

  2. Rachel Rainbolt   OhanaWellness

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha that was the great! Just shared. :)

  3. Sadia   hdydi

    The “more nipple” one just killed me, and now my kids are wondering why mommy’s laughing so loudly.

  4. Krystyna Bowman   SweetPeaBirths

    These are great – I especially liked the “nurse-in” and the “maple syrup”. You are so creative – I will be sharing these throughout the month!!

  5. Melissa   vibreantwanderer

    Nicely done, Dionna! I love these :)

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