Did you know it’s World Breastfeeding Week? This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers” which highlights breastfeeding peer counseling. One of the biggest things that needs to happen for mom and baby to have a strong breastfeeding relationship is for mom to have a strong support system backing her up. I have been super blessed with a husband, family, and pediatrician that are very supportive of my commitment to exclusive breastfeeding. But for many women that is not the case. Often times formula is pushed on them by family, doctors, and nurses for various reasons which then creates a snowball effect that can damage a strong breastfeeding relationship. During those first few emotionally trying weeks when our hormones are balancing back out it can be very overwhelming to have people undermining a mother’s decision to breastfeed. We need to support a mother’s decision and do anything in our power to help her.
Between my three daughters I have breastfed for a total of 36 glorious months and counting. Alleigh was breastfed for her first 12 months. Kaelyn nursed to 13 months. And Willow is 11 months old and still going strong. I have absolutely no intentions of weaning her any time soon and plan to let her self wean when she is ready. I pray that one day soon breastfeeding will be normalized again and the only way to do that is to expose the public to breastfeeding. I do my part by nursing in public whenever my babies are hungry and sharing adorably cute breastfeeding pictures on my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts frequently. I thought it would be fun to share Willow’s nursing pictures I have collected from birth through today.
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week I will be participating in The Big Latch On. This is an event where groups of breastfeeding women come together at registered locations around the world and at a set time they all latch on their child for one minute while being counted by witnesses. The numbers are added up and hopefully we will beat the previous Big Latch On records or maybe even the world record! Check out The Big Latch On website to find a location near you.
Another great way to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week is a giveaway chock full of awesome breastfeeding products… got your attention?
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week Our Knight Life is giving away a prize pack full of products designed to help support breastfeeding! The Naturally Nursing Event Prize Pack is packed full of amazing products from companies you will love!
Co-hosted by: Sippy Cup Mom, Joy of Momma Joyner, Lilac City Momma, We Have It All, Happenings of The Harper Household
One winner will take home everything below!
A Beco Soleil in Stella:
The Beco Soleil is the newest baby carrier from Beco and has all the features you could want out of a carrier. Designed for infants 7lbs-45lbs, this carrier can be used for front facing in, hip, and back carries. It can be used for newborns through toddlerhood (7lbs-45lbs). Padded legs, padded headrest, dual adjusting shoulder straps, and a built in pocket, key, and toy ring makes this carrier super functional. Breastfeeding in this carrier is super easy. Just lower the straps until baby is at breast level, and latch baby on. The hood can be used for added privacy. Beco Soleil retails for $130.
2 Week Supply of Milky!:
Using natural and organic ingredients, Milky! was designed by a pediatrician to help boost the quality and quantity of breast milk. Just drink two a day! 2 week supply retails for $59.98
Chewbeads Jane Necklace:
Chewbeads Jane Necklace is the original designed necklace made from 100% silicone. Perfect for teething babies, or helping to keep baby’s hands occupied while breastfeeding. Instead of pinching and scratching, baby can play with a soft colorful necklace while nursing! Retails for $29.50.
$30 Gift Credit to Undercover Mama:
The Undercover Mama Nursing tank turns any shirt into a nursing shirt. By simply attaching your tank to any nursing bra, you can easy and discreetly nurse your baby. No more showing off your sides while baby eats! Available in a vary of styles and colors. Winner gets a $30 gift credit.
Lansinoh Gift Pack:
Lansinoh is a leader in breastfeeding gear! From the Lanolin to disposable breastpads any nursing mama will be thankful to have these supplies! The winner will take home the following – a $42 value!
- 40g – HPA Lanolin
- 50ct – Breastmilk Storage Bags
- 60ct – Disposable Nursing Pads
- 2ct – Soothies Gel Pads
This prize package is worth $291.48!
Please use the below rafflecopter form to enter the giveaway. The giveaway is open to US only and will end on August 15th, 2013.
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for hosting this giveaway. This blog is not responsible for shipping, lost, or stolen prizes.