World Breastfeeding Week! August 1-7


This week  is World Breastfeeding Week!

August 1st – 7th

Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development

Please check out these great flyers and articles from the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). They do an amazing job every year providing resources and support for the health and wellbeing of all babies.

World Breastfeeding Week – Public Announcement

World Breastfeeding Week – Objectives of WABA

World Breastfeeding Week – Nutrition, Food Security, and Poverty Reduction

UNICEF – Letter of Support

UNICEF – Social Media Materials

“Breastfeeding is not only the cornerstone of a child’s healthy development; it is also the foundation of a country’s development” UNICEF


Protect, Promote, and Support Breastfeeding


This week August 1st-7th  is World Breastfeeding Week. Check out for more information! Or check out the great links provided by WBW below!

WBW Poster

WBW Presentation

WBW Action Folder

Breastfeeding: Cognitive and Health Benefits, Pointers for Moms, and BF Rates on the Rise


Breastfeeding Boosts Smarts as Babies Grow, Study Finds

Breastfeeding Linked to IQ

How Breastfeeding Benefits Babies’ Brains, By Researcher’s

Breast-Feeding Brings Cognitive Benefits, Study Suggests

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Breast Feeding Pointers

Diet Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

Overcome Common Breastfeeding Problems with These Tips


Breastfeeding Moms Can Ward Off Depression

Stopping Breastfeeding Can Lead to Depression

Breastfeeding Helps Prevent ADHD


Breastfeeding, Not Just a Bonding Experience, A Life Saver

Breastfeeding Offers Benefits for Babies, Moms

Drs. Oz and Roizen: Breastfeeding- Good For Mom, Baby and All Of Us

Breastfeeding, Good for Moms and Babies, is On the Rise

Breastfeed Newborns with Colostrum, Mothers Urged


WHO: Breast-Feeding Can Save Infants’ Lives

Breastfeeding: Only 1 in 5 countries fully implement WHO’s infant formula Code

The Breastfeeding vs. Formula Debate

Breastfeeding Rates Rise to Include 91 Percent of CA Moms

Breastfeeding Advocates Hope to Reach New Mothers Through Donations Made to Local Libraries

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1 – 7th. This weeks goal is to increase awareness about breastfeeding and the benefits for mothers and babies!


World Breastfeeding Week Calendar        World Breastfeeding Week Action Folder

World Breastfeeding Week Poster


World Breastfeeding Week: Local Support, Resources Available for Breastfeeding Mothers

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Photo’s: Breastfeeding Like You’ve Never Seen Before

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More Breastfeeding Photo’s

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Breastfeeding Rates Are Up

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Postpartum Depression, Breastfeeding, and Skin to Skin Benefits


Breast-feeding Beats Back Postpartum Depression, New Study Claims

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Skin to Skin Benefits for Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum Depression Can Happen Abruptly

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Screening for Postpartum Depression Is Not Enough

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Breastfeeding Support, Sacrifice and Health

woman-breastfeeding-298x351With the 2013 World Breastfeeding Week coming up a week from today        (August 1 –7) I have found tons of great articles that I thought I would share with you, all relating to breastfeeding. Since there are so many, instead of putting the article link under the article title, the title is now the link to click on.  Let me know what you are doing for this years breastfeeding week. It seems as many cities are participating and have great community get-together’s  on this day. Enjoy!

The Role of Breastfeeding on Social Development 

Breastfeeding Boosted by Affordable Care Act

Social Environment Needs To Be Open So Mothers Can Breastfeed Babies

Whether Mother Will Breastfeed Determined by Nursing Support System

More Support Needed for Breastfeeding Mothers

Magical Breastfeeding Facts

Mom Uses Poem To Stand Up to Breastfeeding Criticism – Video

Why You Shouldn’t Be Embarrassed to Breastfeed in Public – Video

Breastfeeding Can Be Harder For Diabetic Women

What if Cow’s Milk Triggers Type 1 Diabetes? Another Reason to Breastfeed

Insulin May Boost Breast Milk Supply, Study Finds

Timing of First Solid Food Tied to Child Diabetes Risk

In Times of Emergencies, Breastfeeding is Best

Mothers Should Breastfeed Their Babies Longer. Says Study

Breastfeeding Needs a Documentary

Delaware Moms Try to Break Breastfeeding Record

Breastfeeding May Help Prevent ADHD

Breastfeeding Lowers Odds of Maternal High Blood Pressure

Breastfeeding Nazi’s

Benefits of Breastfeeding

It Takes a Village to Increase Breastfeeding Rates

Breastfeeding May Modify Smoking’s Adverse Effects

Breastfeeding Rates and Hospital Admissions Link

Breastfeeding Support at Record Levels

Surviving the Self-Sacrifice of Breastfeeding

Local Groups Recognize World Breastfeeding Week

Make Breastfeeding Work For You

Happy 2013!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. I have so many great articles that I would like to share with you, so this next week I am planning on just posting what I have and hopefully it is of interest of you. I plan to get back on my normal blogging schedule now that things are getting back to normal here at home. Thank you all for reading and sharing with me your comments and stories. I look forward to this year and all that it may bring!

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email me at

I hope to have more guest bloggers this year, so if you are interested, send me a copy of the article and if it fits with my blog theme, I will be more than happy to publish it.



Breastfeeding Failure, Or Medical Community Fail?

“Last year, the AAP released new breastfeeding guidelines, urging women to breastfeed exclusively for six months, citing the scientific research supporting the suggestion and calling upon hospitals, pediatricians, workplaces and society-at-large as responsible for American moms’ breastfeeding success.”

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Breastfeeding is a Public Health Issue

“Once we start seeing nursing as an act that decreases health-care costs over the long-term, fights obesity, boosts IQ and makes us a stronger and healthier population, our province’s ever-so-provincial views of nursing might change.”

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The ‘Breast is Best’ Policy and Why Breastfeeding Should Receive the Same Kind of Medical Attention as Erectile Dysfunction

“Typically when a woman experiences difficulty with breastfeeding she’s told to keep working at it because she’s probably just doing it wrong. After all, it’s what her body is meant to do. But our bodies are meant to do a lot of things—like produce insulin, eat peanuts, or get pregnant—that they sometimes can’t. Why do doctors, nurses, and lactation consultants believe so whole-heartedly in the infallibility of breastfeeding?”

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Breastfed Babies Grow Up To Be More Intelligent, Claim Scientists

“Studies reveal breastfed children are more likely to develop a higher IQ by up to 7.5 points”

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Is the Medical Community Failing Breastfeeding Moms?

“When women have trouble breast-feeding, they are often confronted with two divergent directives: well-meaning lactation consultants urge them to try harder, while some doctors might advise them to simply give up and go the bottle-and-formula route.”
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Breastfeeding: Latching onto the Future of Pediatric Health

“Though there are mothers who simply can’t produce milk for their baby, doctors want every new mother to latch on to the idea that while searching for the best options, the first place she should look is down.”

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