There is a letter writing contest for World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) sponsored by the Association of Lactation Providers of Nassau/Suffolk. They collect the letters to use in their work with expectant/new mothers. You basically just need to write something about your experiences breastfeeding. They award prizes (last year I won a Medela backpack pump in style
) & have a luncheon for anyone
who sends in a letter & you also get to bring a guest.
The letters were due yesterday, but if you mail them out by the end of the week, they will still take them (I'm just sending out mine today).
The following is a bit long but it's from the flyer they sent out about it.
Your letter should be about 500 words or less. Some possible topics may include:
Why you chose to breastfeed
Why breastfeeding was special for you and your baby
Breastfeeding under special circumstances
Returning to work
Supportive work environment
How you overcame difficulties and breastfed successfully
How breastfeeding can fit into a family's busy lifestyle
Please include your name, address, phone number & the hospital where your baby was born on a separate page. Letters will not be returned and may be used for breastfeeding promotion efforts on Long Island. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at a special celebration to be held during World Breastfeeding Week 2004, August 1-7.
Please submit letters by June 15 to
Rose Marie Ferrigno
2 Pauline Lane
East Northport, NY 11731