Madison Hendry (aka Mama Bird), transitioned into motherhood in 2014. As a visual artist and recent graduate in 2011 with a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, she began to see a shift in her artwork, career, and perspective on life. Her artwork has been exhibited and published internationally and included in pioneering events such as, Project AfterBirth; the first ever international exhibition based on the subject of early parenthood.
With the premature birth of her second son, Madison became fascinated with the dynamics of the mother/infant relationship. She realized her touch, sound, smell, milk, and relationship with him were not only beneficial; she was essential and played an active role in his development. The process of having a premature infant taught her to listen to her instincts and child's needs and respond to them. Madison received a scholarship and completed her Breastfeeding Educator Certification with Birth Arts International in 2018.
Madison has over 4 years (and counting) of personal breastfeeding experience. She lives in a 1950's Sears Home in Cleveland, OH suburbs with her husband, tattooer, Angus Hendry, two boys, Angus and Huckleberry, dog, Oates and a little piggy on the way!
Madison facilitates, "Nursing Moms Network"- a monthly breastfeeding group. Madison's family also founded "Huck's NICU Family", which celebrates the life of their premature son by raising funds to purchase Weekly Parking Passes for NICU Families at UH Rainbow Babies and Children- To date, they have donated over 115 parking passes! She is a member of "Full Circle NICU Support Group"; offering breastfeeding support to moms with premature infants and volunteers with "Project Preemie"; a Cleveland NICU community organization.