It’s World Breastfeeding Week! World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in over 170 countries! I am so excited about this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, probably because it might be my final one during which I’m actually nursing. Given Jax’s sleep issues, who knows whether there will be any more babies for me. I need some amazing sleep for a few years first! (And then, I might not want to give that up for a newborn!)

There are a few things you can do to participate in World Breastfeeding Week. Here is what I’m doing:

 

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You can, too — link up your breastfeeding posts from August 1-7 in the linky below, and enjoy reading, commenting on, and sharing the posts collected here and on Natural Parents Network. (Visit NPN for the code to place on your blog.)

 

Here are a few other ideas:

  • Attend a La Leche League meeting. My local LLL meets this Wednesday, but because I missed 1.5 days of work last week due to being sick & being sleep deprived, I have to skip this one. I’m pretty sad about it. Go in my honor!
  • Nurse in public. Or at least smile at anyone you see nursing in public.
  • Check in on a new mom to see how breastfeeding is going and offer up your best tips.
  • Donate some pumped milk if you have any to spare or can pump a little extra.
  • Even if you’re not breastfeeding, you can be supportive of breastfeeding families you know. Get creative in doing this. Support can mean giving a hug or making a phone call or dropping off a box of Mothers’ Milk Tea or anything you want!

 

What are some other things we can do to spread awareness and celebrate breastfeeding? How are you celebrating breastfeeding this week?

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7 Comments

  1. I didn’t realize it was breastfeeding week. I do have to say though that since I’ve become a mom, I’m a lot more understanding about women who choose to nurse in public. After all, our babies need to eat!

  2. We have two kiddie events to go to this week. I will probably be one of those ladies nursing in public, I hope others will listen to your blog and smile ;-)

  3. Great, now I have a whole list of blog posts I want to read. :p

    I want to find a LLL meeting near me!

    I’m especially interested in stories about breastfeeding toddlers. Never thought it’s something I’d do but Zeb is quickly approaching a year and we are so nowhere near weaning. And I’m so glad!

    • Janine, you should totally find an LLL meeting! And then blog about it, because I’d love to hear about your experience & your thoughts. And I hear ya on the blog list, thanks to the NPN blog hop. I have to get cracking. That list is growing so fast!!

  4. Thanks so much for the links on how to get involved!
    Crystal
    http://www.SoooBig.WordPress.com

  5. Great post – thanks for the Big Latch On links!
    Happy Breastfeeding Week!
    Crystal
    http://www.SoooBig.WordPress.com

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