World Breastfeeding Week is this week! What is it all about? Why should we bother having so much attention paid to something that is just a natural part of human reproduction?
Well, as any of you who have breastfed know, it is natural but it requires support. In many places in the world, women are provided little support to succeed in breastfeeding. A few facts:
– With only 44% of the world’s newborns put to the breast within one hour after their arrival,
the need for more supportive medical facilities and staff is REAL
– Do the math! Investing in breastfeeding is one of the smartest investments a country can make to ensure a smarter, healthier population
Check out these guides from the bra company ThirdLove, who recently launched their first ever nursing bra, on the ways your breasts change when you’re nursing. Did you know breast change sizes during and post breastfeeding? So you need to be prepared for anything!
Check out the guides below to learn more. If you want more posts about breastfeeding? Here are some of my experiences (the good, challenging and joyful) and more resources:
Breastfeeding: Sometimes the Beauty is in the Struggle
A Down-to-Earth Look at Feminism and Motherhood
How Breaking the Attachment Parenting ‘Rules’ Taught Me One of the Best Lessons
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