Do you think it would be safe to say that all new moms in the US today hear that “breast is best“? Surely we all hear about the many health benefits that breastfeeding gives both us and the baby, including the emotional, nutritional and even economical reasons for “going natural”? And yet it’s not always that simple… some of us find stress, fatigue or outside pressure gets in the way, for others it seems the baby decides.
Well now is our chance to encourage, support and admire all moms who breastfeeding as long as they want to - it’s Word Breastfeeding Week and here are a couple of good resources for those who are either nursing or those who are supporting…
- The great photo competition held on the World Breastfeeding Week site - adorable photos from around the world.
- A map of all the World Breastfeeding Week Marathons going on this week around the world - maybe there’s one near you?
- The main La Leche League website - for tips, groups and events.
- Every Babies”R”Us store is hosting several ”Going for the Gold…. Breastfeed” seminars this coming Saturday (Aug 9th) in conjunction with Medela - lots of advice, equipment and ideas.
Maybe you have a tip or story you’d like to share? Let us know what made breastfeeding easier for you and we’ll help spread the supportive word… either leave us a comment or email us at If we include your tip in our Glow Guide, we’ll find you a whole bunch of Glow Goodies to send your way!