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August 01, 2007

World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7th

Join in encouraging mamas and promoting breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week! Unlike years past, I won't be posting daily on this topic, but I know that Kristen and the Lactivist and others will be. Or follow the WBW news to see what is going on around the world or in your neighborhood.


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I posted already, I must have been a week or two off, I thought that World Wide Breast Feeding Week was two weeks ago.

Posted by: Candace Prosser at August 1, 2007 09:44 PM

Hooray for breastfeeding! I just nursed my 7 month old to sleep. I think it's the best thing EVER...God really outdid himself when he designed that whole mammalian-thing.

Posted by: Skerrib at August 2, 2007 09:46 PM

I wish every week could be world breast feeding week. I mean, isn't it important the other 51?

Posted by: Rachel at August 3, 2007 04:50 PM

I am wishing I could be celebrating WBW with my newborn son, but he is in the NICU and has not the strength yet to nurse. My daughter nursed till she was 28 months. I am praying that he will gain the strength he needs to suckle and get full feedings from the breast like his sister did. I am pumping my milk all the time, so in a way, I am partaking in the celebration. Ya'll have fun this week!

Posted by: Ana at August 3, 2007 11:20 PM

I am one of those for whom breastfeeing is a struggle. It's uncomfortable, often painful, never simple, and rarely the sweet, snuggly experience it is for a lot of moms. But I am dedicated, and I congratulate the people like me who manage to stick with it, or, like I did with my second, make themselves slaves to the pump. When I have to decrease the feedings in a few weeks I know I'm going to be crying, despite how difficult it is.

Posted by: Inkling at August 6, 2007 11:33 AM

I just read your Confessions of a Failed Babywiser on the ezzo site. It was amazing!
Thanks for visiting my little blog too.
Reading these comments makes me want to have another baby... Enjoy those precious cuddly moments while you have them!!

Posted by: Alyssa at August 8, 2007 01:18 AM

One of the things I like about WBW is how it helps present breastfeeding as the "norm." Thank you, everyone, for participating!

Ana, how is your little one now? Still in NICU? Since you posted, I've said little prayers for you and your son.

Inkling, as much as I encourage breastfeeding--and as much as I believe it is of great value--I would never want mothers who cannot breastfeed for whatever reason get a sense of "lesser" from what I write here. Every once in awhile I get a glimpse of how my words may have been perceived in a way that discourages someone instead of build them up. I hope our WBW and other conversations have been edifying and not discouraging to you. I had less-than-success in breastfeeding my first two. (More to lack of understanding and support than biological problems.) Anyway, I'm in awe of anyone who actually is able to pump and continue to give breastmilk for a period, when breastfeeding isn't possible. That takes a lot of work and commitment!

Alyssa, "Confessions" was written several years ago. . . eventually I think I need to update some aspects of it as our boys are older now and some of the early decisions/mistakes have played out (some not good, others as a catalyst for better parenting.) I really wish I could spare the heartache we went through for other parents, but we each make our own mistakes along the way, you know? My mantra? God's grace and a mother's love cover a multitude of mistakes. . .

Posted by: TulipGirl at August 19, 2007 12:18 PM

Have no idea how I happened upon your blog...oh I know, I was searching some info on The Spirit Catches You...anyway, I'm a the grown daughter of a Reformed minister...and have changed my views on that topic, but soo respect and enjoyed reading many of your posts....and happily surprised to see so much of your writing centered on Attachment Parenting and Breastfeeding (NOT the BabyWise way...)Your thoughts on these subjects have not unfortunately been my experience in the circles I hung with in the PCA. So, thanks for that breath of fresh air, and wanting to pass along a linky to MY
hubby's lactavist t-shirts: www.milkwise.com

Peace and Blessings to you, mama!

Posted by: Melinda Sauder at November 17, 2007 06:37 PM

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