KangarooCare Giveaway

In honour of World Breastfeeding Week, I have an incredibly beautiful breastfeeding/babywearing necklace available for one of my lucky readers.

The necklace comes to us all the way from Estonia, and is made of Apple wood and 100% cotton. Wooden beads are naturally antibacterial, and are nice for babies to play with or chew on.

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“Breastfeeding & babywearing necklace is a the must-have accessory for every mom, because it makes mommy beautiful and baby happy 🙂

KangarooCare necklaces help to catch your baby’s attention while breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, and avoid pinching your nose or pulling your hair. KangarooCare necklace is also a perfect accessory for babywearers, because it keeps your baby hands busy while you are walking or doing your homework. Babies just LOVE playing with these beads! Bright cotton covered beads and different textures help to improve the vision of your baby, evolve the fine motor skills and stimulate him or her to look and explore.

KangarooCare’s breastfeeding & babywearing necklaces are completely safe for your baby to chew on, because they are made using only the best quality natural materials, and are really sturdy.”

I am giving away ONE Flower Rainbow Necklace

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Giveaway is open to Canadian and U.S. residents and will run until August 19th at 12:00am. Enter below!

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World Breastfeeding Week 2015

Breastfeeding success is not determined entirely on a simple, “yes I’m going to breastfeed”, or “no, I don’t think I will breastfeed.” Certain systems are put in place which can either support and enable breastfeeding, or they can restrict the success greatly. I really think the hyper sexualization of the female breast causes a lot of issues, particularly with breastfeeding in public (free the nipple!). I also don’t feel as if there is enough support available, in our health care system, our work environments, and in our social groups to support a strong breastfeeding relationship. With all the health/bonding benefits that come with breastfeeding, we really do need to work on these issues.

I was the mother that did not get the support, or even understand the importance or need for breastfeeding with my first baby. One week in, and I was bleeding and crying at every single feed. That breastfeeding relationship turned in to exclusively pumping, and lasted about 4 weeks. With every baby I nursed a little longer, and became a little more passionate about helping women navigate their journey through birthing and breastfeeding. My fourth and final baby, I breastfed until she was three and a half years old. I am thankful for every single one of my breastfeeding journeys, as they have helped me become a more empathetic and supportive person, particularly when it comes to breastfeeding struggles (which reminds me, post on surviving thrush will be coming soon).

World Breastfeeding Week runs from August 1 – 7, 2015, and as we pass the halfway mark, I thought I should probably share a little bit of info on exactly what WBW is.

First, let’s look a little bit at the objectives of WBW:

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And now, let’s look at the elements of support needed for women to successfully breastfeed in our society today:

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**we are lucky here in Canada to already get one year paid maternity leave, but our sisters to the south are not so lucky. Most Americans don’t get a maternity leave at all.

Happy World Breastfeeding Week everyone, and in closing, please enjoy these beautiful breastfeeding pics:

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The three pictures above were taken from Bored Panda

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The above picture was taken from an Australian article

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The above picture was taken from Kangaroocare