Thursday, August 5, 2010
World Breastfeeding Week- Thursday!
Squiggle Bug is walking around the house calling for her toilet, like it ran away or something. I find this confusing.
What does that have to do with World Breastfeeding Week? Nothing, nothing at all. Except as evidence that I do actually think about other things than breastfeeding. Like toilets. And poop, but you already knew that.
Are you a crafty lactivist? Lisa once again offers up a neat embroidery design for breastfeeding mom with iLactate! Free download and if you give it a try share a pic please!
From tube-fed to boob-fed- Becky found reality to be a little different from the what she had dreamed when she imagined having a baby but she wouldn't change it for the world. A daughter with a rough entrance into the world and facing special needs starting out with tube feedings. But this is a breastfeeding story. Becky writes about ferself: "I am a mom of a very special little girl who is nothing what we expected, but loved more than we ever imagined. She is my full time job, the love of my life, and she blesses me daily with her ability to do more than anyone ever expected!"
Breastfeeding and Bible Study: WWYD?- It was a sticky situation, one woman feeds her baby at a Bible study and the hostess finds out that another woman is too uncomfortable with breastfeeding to continue attending. What would you do? Dionna writes about natural/attachment parenting and life with a toddler (soon to be preschooler) at Code Name: Mama. She also cofounded NursingFreedom.org, a site dedicated to normalizing breastfeeding and advocating for breastfeeding rights.
World Breastfeeding Week- "All I can say from personal experience is 'just do it!'" Journalist and solo mom to two, Olivia writes about WBW and her experience breastfeeding from the get go and out and about. Birth, pregnancy, breastfeeding and reproduction issues are the theme for her blog Write About Birth.
An Open Letter to My Alma Mater- Sadly, we know that many doctors and nurses receive less than adequate education on human lactation but what about those studying biology? I love this letter Abbie wrote to her Alma Mater concerning her education in lactation as a student of biology. Abbie is a wife, mom, teacher and environmentalist who was raised on my family's farm. She likes to cook from scratch, garden, craft, read and write in her spare time.
Not a planned part of our carnival but I'm going to point you all in the direction of Dou-la-la again, she has an informative post regarding the dangers of early supplementation and one reason that is often overlooked.
I'll have guest posts and give-aways up today plus Happy Hour on The Leaky B@@b Facebook page again. We've had lots of fun. Be sure to enter the PumpEase Give-Away that closes on Saturday.
Natural Pure Essentials has a special 10% discount just for The Leaky B@@b readers with the code leakyboob. Find Safe Sippy, cloth diapers, safe sunscreen options, and other natural parenting items for all your needs. The discount is good through Saturday and thanks to Navine for helping make World Breastfeeding Week a time to encourage all moms.
Don't forget about our Children's Art Project with Paper Mama to benefit Best For Babes Foundation! Send in your child's creation about breastfeeding and help support this great cause, one piece will be selected for note cards and the winner will receive a set of their own.
It's been a great week and we have 2 days left. I hope you're enjoying the different blogs, guest posts, give-aways and offers. I'd love to know how you have found ways to honor World Breastfeeding Week, comment and share here. Thanks!