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post #1 of 16
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Anyone doing anything special for World Breastfeeding Week? Breastfeeding in public more often than usual, maybe?

(First week of August, every year)

(Why is the mommy of color so much smaller?)
post #2 of 16
Only 'special' things I've done thus far are change my Facebook profile picture to one of him nursing (at about 9 months; it's my most recent picture) and this morning I took a picture of him eating with my phone and made it my background picture. Nothing too big or exciting, but I like feeling like I'm 'celebrating' in a way.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by Tiana View Post
Only 'special' things I've done thus far are change my Facebook profile picture to one of him nursing
great idea!


will try to nip whenever possible too!

nak
post #4 of 16
I changed my FB profile pic to one of J's first BF. I also did a status update explaining why I'd changed my profile pic.
post #5 of 16
Last year, I posted articles about breastfeeding, 1/day, all week on my FB page. I plan to do the same - probably post a link to each section of the USA BFHI webpages, this year. I posted "Watch your Language" last year, and an article about the ecological benefits of breastfeeding.

One year, I want to have planned ahead well enough to have ordered a bunch of good breastfeeding books to donate to the local library for WBW. Not just straight-out breastfeeding books, but other books which are supportive of breastfeeding too (like The No Cry Sleep Solution, and Sears books, etc.). Even if the library already has a copy of some of the books, having an extra one available when a mother comes in is NOT a bad thing.

I've also thought about purchasing Dr. Hale's book and dropping it by the two Pediatricians' offices, and the two OB offices, here in town - or maybe to the pharmacies instead. I know the Peds and OBs here are quite supportive of breastfeeding, and our Ped would look that information up beyond the "Physician's Desk Reference," but having the actual Hale volume available might be extra-good. Maybe the local WIC office would like to have that, too.

There's not really a breastfeeding support group here or anything - this would be a GREAT week to donate "Breastfeeding Mom!" bags at local hospitals, for groups who can't afford to do that year 'round. Maybe one day I'll get my LLL certification and start a group here ....
post #6 of 16
I've been nip all over Orange County CA the past two weeks while on vacation...

DD ate like 9 times at Disney alone!
post #7 of 16
I posted how long we'd been nursing on FB, and got crap from people saying it was weird. . I'm now looking for good articles to post the remainder of the week.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by elanorh View Post
Last year, I posted articles about breastfeeding, 1/day, all week on my FB page. I plan to do the same - probably post a link to each section of the USA BFHI webpages, this year. I posted "Watch your Language" last year, and an article about the ecological benefits of breastfeeding.
Great idea! I love "Watch Your Language" so I started with that. Will have to find others for the rest of the week.
post #9 of 16
I have to be honest: I teach HS students, and a lot of my recent grads are FB friends, so I do try to keep things low-key. But, I just posted this as a status update: "Boobies are food, people. Happy World Breastfeeding Week." I love that some of my former 10th graders, now 19 and 20 years old, even boys, "liked" my status!
post #10 of 16
A single male friend of mine posted about WBW today as his status - he'd noticed a few of his friends had posted about it. It was great (he posted a link to the site, too) -- of course, his advocacy was a little tongue in cheek -- something about he's always glad to celebrate breasts. But still fun to see him mentioning it. I think it was food for thought for some of our mutual single friends.
post #11 of 16
I keep getting flack from a friend's mama on my FB wall. She keeps equating nursing in public without a blanket as "exposing oneself" even though I've stated over and over, even posting a video for a visual example, that generally one doesn't see ANY breast when a woman is nursing.
post #12 of 16
I wanted to do a series of blog posts. Today I did "Breastfeeding: It's About Babies" and tomorrow I want to do one called "Breastfeeding: It's about mothers." Any ideas for good resources on the advantages of breastfeeding for maternal health?

And then I want to do one on how it benefits families, how it benefits the environment, and maybe, if I don't lose steam, one on it being God's design and one about how it benefits the workplace/society at large.
post #13 of 16
I am going to do a breastfeeding post on my birthing blog too. Any suggestions?
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by mommaduck
She keeps equating nursing in public without a blanket as "exposing oneself" even though I've stated over and over, even posting a video for a visual example, that generally one doesn't see ANY breast when a woman is nursing.
Personally, whenever I breastfed in public, I exposed my entire breast. The point is that it doesn't matter how much breast is visible, because there's nothing indecent about breasts. A woman's chest shouldn't be any more taboo than a man's. If anything, ours should be considered more acceptable, since we need to use them to feed our children.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Tiana View Post
Only 'special' things I've done thus far are change my Facebook profile picture to one of him nursing (at about 9 months; it's my most recent picture) and this morning I took a picture of him eating with my phone and made it my background picture. Nothing too big or exciting, but I like feeling like I'm 'celebrating' in a way.
I like this idea.
Maybe I'll do this one tomorrow.
I took a pic of DD in her Lactavist onesie and posted on facebook.
post #16 of 16
I wrote a blog post about WBW!
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