Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

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(Image taken from Mothering Magazine)

 

“World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding is the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six months old, and continued breastfeeding with the addition of nutritious complementary foods for up to two years or beyond.” (from the WHO website)

There are many people out there trying to encourage women to breastfeed by saying it is easier than using formula, but not me, I think breastfeeding is hard.  It takes practice.  It takes commitment.  It takes sacrifice.  So, today I’m sending out my love and best wishes to all the women in the world; those in comfortable circumstances and those breastfeeding their babies through famine and war. Nurse on, Mamas!  May your children be blessed with the benefits of your sacrifice!

XOXO,

Mrs. Mallard

 

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