Happy World Breastfeeding Week

August 1-7,2007

I had a great time at the World Breastfeeding Week fair here in Tucson today. Great information, live music, door prizes, food, boob cookies, lots of beautiful women and babies.

Breastfeeding: The 1st Hour – Welcome Baby Softly

* Save a million lives by breastfeeding. American Academy of pediatrics states that postnatal infant mortality decreased by 21% in breastfed infants.

* 3.6 million dollars could be saved annually (for the health care system alone) if we met the following goals(Healthy People 2010): 75% women initiate breastfeeding, 50% breastfeed to 6 months, 25% breastfeed to 12 months.

* It is better for the mommy, baby and the environment.

* Most women have made the decision on whether or not to breastfeed by the time they are pregnant, but they do this based on: inaccurate information, fears of pain, misconception that formula is equal to breastmilk.

* Fomula companies make at least $2billion annually.

* It’s important, beautiful and amazing.

* For more Information: LLLI, WABA, ILCA

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13 Responses to Happy World Breastfeeding Week

  1. sonnja says:

    What a Lovely photos about babys.
    Kind Regards,


  2. cindy says:

    i think nursing is making a comeback! i just got my friend’s son a little onesie that says,”i’m a boob man”

  3. Kelli says:

    So great! i am all for it, as a public health practitioner.

  4. Carolyn says:

    I am 6 mos pregnant (a month from my 42nd birthday I will be a first time mom!). I am trying to educate myself as much as possible so I can have a successful experience for both myself and my new daughter. I look forward to bonding and nourishing my child this way. I will visit the links you have provided, thanks in advance for the info!

  5. Alexis says:

    Beautiful photos! You inspired me to post about World Breastfeeding Week, too.

    By the way, I love your blog, thanks for sharing your work and ideas. I found it a while back through IF.


  6. dawn says:

    I breastfed both my babies. I cannot imagine having to go through the rigamarole of preparing bottles, warming milk, cleaning, using plastic (!!!) sleeves for milk. Luckily, being Canadian, the government allowed a generous maternity leave so that my babies never had to use a bottle — straight from boob to sippy cup. Nothing is more convenient, loving, relaxing or special than breastfeeding.

  7. Anastasia says:

    I too breastfed both my
    boys…a wonderful experience!

  8. Jess says:

    This photo collage is so lovely, thanks for sharing it! I am proud to say that I am currently nursing my 3rd baby. Even though when I’m done I have two deflated balloons, I would do it again and again in a heartbeat!

  9. kathy says:

    Beautiful pictures, brings back very fond memories.

  10. Dirk says:

    Great pic for one of the best things in the world!

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  12. Sandra Yates says:

    I was searching the internet for a suitable image to use as an illustration on a title page of a student binder for a course I teach at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC, Canada. I came across the collage on your Happy World Breastfeeding Week 2007″page. I wonder if I may have permission to copy this collage for the purpose stated above. I would be happy to include a credit. Thank you for your consideration.

    Sandra Yates
    Coordinator, Breastfeeding Course for Health Care Providers
    Douglas College

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