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Nationwide Miracle Milk Stroll by Best for Babes
August is National Breastfeeding Month!
October is Attachment Parenting Month!
LLL Area and Affiliate Conferences (various locations). Call the numbers listed in the link for more info and registration materials or call LLLI at 847-519-7730 and ask for Ext. 218.
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Set an Example
Say Thank You: Have you seen a mother breastfeeding in public? Not sure what to say when this happens? You don’t need to say a thing — just hand her one of these cards! Keep a few in your purse for this very occasion. Then prepare yourself for some sniffles and tears.
Breastmilk Counts campaign also offers these cards available for download.
“Oops! You caught me breastfeeding…”: Print out these awesome booby business cards and keep them in your wallet. Hand them to anyone who takes a particular interest in your breastfeeding while out and about.
The International Breastfeeding Symbol offers these tips that could make a real difference:
“Teach by example: Breastfeed. Whenever possible, breastfeed in public in a manner that makes you comfortable.
If you cannot breastfeed but you are lactating, express your milk into a clean container and bottle-feed your pumped milk. This takes time and dedication and can sometimes feel like a chore, but the outstanding benefits (compared to even the best formula) are worth the effort…
Try not to judge anyone who is already bottle feeding her baby. Nobody likes to be preached to, and certainly nobody likes to be judged. You never know what challenges a mother feeding her child formula has had to face, nor what her infant’s specific needs are. Yes, typically breastfeeding is best, but chances are the woman who chooses to bottlefeed has a good reason for doing so (or several). Also, keep in mind that what’s in the bottle could very well be breast milk. Though bottlefeeding breast milk is not exactly breastfeeding, it’s very nearly as good for both the mother and baby, and often in situations like this, the mother has had very little choice about the matter. Do try to remain sensitive to this.”
- “Media Talking Points for Moms” – BfB
- Toolbox for Breastfeeding Advocates – U.S. Breastfeeding Committee
- Ban the Bags: Inform mothers-to-be that “hospitals should market health, and nothing else.”
- Team BfB: Join Team Best for Babes to help raise money for BfB’s campaigns that help moms overcome The Booby Traps, NIP Harrassment Hotline, other programs and events.
- Nursing in Public Incidents Archives – Paa.la
- “Nurse-Ins: What are They Good For?” – The Badass Breastfeeder
- Planning a Nurse-In? Use this Action Form by Nursing Freedom for promotion and advertisement of your cause.
- “What Exactly Is a Nurse-In?” – BfB
- Report unethical formula marketing: How to report unethical promotion of formula, bottles and other breastmilk substitutes, by PhD in Parenting.