Join 2014 Events
The Global Big Latch-On – Aug. 1st & 2nd
World Breastfeeding Week – Aug. 1st-7th
World Milk Sharing Week – Sept. 24-30th
International Nestle-Free Week – Oct. 27th-Nov. 2nd. For the protection of breastfed & formula-fed babies.
B.I.R.T.H. Fair – Oct. 4th
October is Attachment Parenting Month!
VARIOUS DATES IN 2014
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.”
Share Your Stories
Send me your breastfeeding, attachment parenting, and genital integrity stories!
Whether they are multiple pages or a simple paragraph, all genuine accounts can be accepted.
Breastfeeding: Tell me what makes you a Nursaholic. How did you meet your breastfeeding goals, or fail to meet them? Did you even set any goals? Why or why not? What effect has breastfeeding had on you as a mother? As a wife or partner? How about as a person?
Even if you only attempted to breastfeed for a few days or weeks but certain challenges forced you to ultimately take an alternative feeding route, we want to hear your special story. Even if you never breastfed but wish you did, send me that story because it needs to be heard, too.
I will use first names and last initial only unless otherwise indicated, and can change names for privacy if desired. Please attach a high resolution photo of you and your nursling. Connect with me via my Contact page to pose questions, or send in your story via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for feature on Mama’s Milk, No Chaser.
- “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.