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World Breastfeeding Week 2008

Congratulations to all of the readers of this blog who are currently breastfeeding or planning to begin in the near future.  Today is the mid-way point in the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week.  This event takes place every year from  August 1-7 around the globe in over 120 countries. 

Read more about it here.  worldbreastfeedingweek.org/
The theme for 2008 is: 
Mother Support:  Going for the Gold. 

Sadly, many women still find it difficult to initiate and maintain breastfeeding.  Support is inconsistent in many communities.  Lip service is paid to breastfeeding, but mothers are often discouraged from breastfeeding exclusively.  At every twist and turn, formula is being offered and often leads to early weaning.

Breastfeeding is a confidence game.  Confidence comes when a mother is encouraged and supported to have a pain-free and optimized experience of breastfeeding. 

If something interferes with you getting off to a great start, all is not lost.  However, the sooner after birth that you enhance your breastfeeding connection, the greater the likelihood of you becoming a successful breastfeeding mother.

Join us weekly on The Breastfeeding Salon Show  where nurturing you through your breastfeeding journey is our mission.

2 comments

1 linda welch { 08.12.08 at 2:35 pm }

hello

we celebrated at a friend’s home who is also a lactation specialist. at one point there were moms and kids in the hot tub and we figured over 24 years of combined breastfeeding!!!!!we had delicious food, went swimming in sue’s in ground pool and talked about our upcoming breasfeeding conference in October. What a great day it was.
Linda

2 Maire Clements RN IBCLC { 08.18.08 at 4:18 am }

Sounds like it was a lot of fun! We had a magical day for our celebration last Sunday.

That should be an amazing breastfeeding conference in October. I know that I would really enjoy meeting Suzanne and you of course, but I may be out of the country then with my friend who is having twins…due dates for twins are very fluid.

Máire

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