World Breastfeeding Week

Celebrate World
Breastfeeding Week

August 1- 7 (with events throughout the month!)

"Breastfeeding gives mothers and babies a strong start."

This years World Breastfeeding Week focuses on the benefits of breast milk and the empowerment a woman gets knowing that she can feed her baby.

They are also focusing on helping others find supportive friends (like us!) to encourage them!

Here are some suggestions on what you can do in honor of World Breastfeeding Week from Sheri at Breastfeeding Magazine.

1. Get a group of nursing mothers together and have a nice lunch. Sometimes it is nice just to chat with supportive friends.

2. Be there as a mentor for a brand-new mom. Remember back during those first crazy weeks with a newborn or two, that it's nice to look up from your sleep-deprived haze and see a mom who's been through it and survived. Not only does she give you hope -- she's so relaxed and competent -- but she'll praise you, tell you that you're doing great, and assure you that you can do this !

3. Help a less fortunate mom by donating a breast pump to a new mom who may not be able to afford one or give one to a pregnancy center. You will truly bless her and her babies.

4. Take a day (or at least a couple hours) just for you. Breastfeeding is a big commitment.A huge committment when you have twins. Even if you are on a 2 hour nursing schedule, ask dad or a friend to watch your baby and go recharge your batteries! Read a book, take a nap or just take a walk. It will do wonders for your mood!

5. Donate milk (or money) to the Milk Bank Project. You might help save a life!

6. Celebrate by attending one of Le Leche League’s World Breastfeeding Week Events. To find out what events are in your state, click here.

No matter how you decide to celebrate…
Happy World Breastfeeding Week
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