01 August 2008

World Breastfeeding Week

Today marks the start of World Breastfeeding Week (1 - 7 August) . Working mothers are twice as likely to stop breastfeeding their babies by the time they are six months old. This week is more than just a reminder that breastfeeding is important; it is a way for mothers in Australia and the US, especially, to speak out in favour of a national scheme for paid maternity leave and more flexible working environments in which mothers can take their babies to work.
For more info about breastfeeding and La Leche League:
In New Zealand, mums and their bubs are taking part in the Big Latch On in an attempt to break the world record for simultaneous breastfeeding.

Wellington maternity line Womama is launching a saucy new lingerie collection "Mother in Nature" to coincide with the world's celebration of breastfeeding.
Check them out: http://www.womama.co.nz/
Go forth and feed!

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