Tuesday, August 4, 2009

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding week is Aug. 1-7

This is a wonderful week to celebrate healthy babies and mother's Aug 1-7. It's important that we all get the word out about this wonderful organization promoting and supporting womens rights to breastfeed around the world.

A few reasons women don't breastfeed:
1. Lack of confidence
2. Embarrassment of breastfeeding in public
3. Loss of freedom
4. Influence of Family and Friends

Women need support from family, friends and the public as a whole. It's normal, natural and beautiful! We know it's not always easy, but with the help and support of family, friends and professionals, it can be a wonderful experience for both mother and baby.

Advantages for the baby:
1. Nutritional
2. Immunologic advantages
3. Prevention of allergies & asthma
4. Bonding and Psychosocial effects
5. Intellectual development

Advantages for the mother:
1. Economics
2. Uterine involution
3. Prevention of breast cancer (premenopausal)
4. Postpartum weight loss

Please share this information with all of your family and friends.

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5 comments and creative thoughts:

gahome2mom said...

Congratulations on your new little bundle. :) My oldest daughter was born on the due date of Charlotte. lol She came earlier too. We will keep you and the family in our prayers. May God bless you all. Hugs, GAhome2mom & family :)

Andrea said...

Thankful, I chose to breastfeed all my kids.

Lynnette Bonner said...

Congrats on the birth of your little AppleBlossom! :) So happy for you!

Amanda said...

Though i appreciate your passion for breastfeeding, there is, in fact, another reason why women don't breasfeed. Hypoplasia of the breasts. This is happens when the milk ducts fail to mature and do not produce any milk at all. This can be heartbreaking for moms such as myself. I find that this condition is overlooked and then therefore not seen as a reason for not partaking in this wonderful activity. I longed to breastfeed my daughter but was unable. I pumped and pumped for weeks and never got a drop. I took fenugreek, blessed thistle and had several trips and tearful phone calls with my lactation consultant. Sometimes, the spirit is willing but the body is weak. To this day I mourn the loss of this bond with my daughter, and she is almost two. I feel I will never get over it.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Amanda - I hear what you are saying and I feel for you that breastfeeding is something that did not work for you. The fact that your spirit was willing is what I find to be important. Sometimes God makes things work out in ways that just does not make sense to the rest of us, no matter how we want it to.

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