Breastfeeding Awareness Month in California

Bebe au Lait is located in California…that’s right, the place where Hollywood people are running the state! In a proclamation issued by our current governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Coinciding with World Breastfeeding Week, August is a big month for advocates of breastfeeding.

In Schwarzenegger’s statement, he talks about the important role of breastfeeding and breast milk to a developing child’s health and how health care professionals recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a child’s life. We, of course, already know all of this. The most interesting part of Schwarzenegger’s proclamation is how he calls upon businesses to implement breastfeeding awareness programs, so working mothers (an increasingly larger portion of California’s workforce) can do what is best for their babies, while also contributing to a family’s income. This is a fantastic step in the right direction for further normalizing breastfeeding, and making it easier for mothers all across the state to breastfeed with confidence and dignity, even while working.

We’re ecstatic to do business in a state that “gets it” when it comes to breastfeeding, and we hope this proclamation will have a positive impact on mothers and children not only in our home state, but across the country and world too.

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Some New Breastfeeding Statistics

Some interesting breastfeeding statistics were recently released by breastfeeding.com and thebump.com; two websites dedicated to providing information to mothers about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting. To get this information, thebump.com conducted surveys on their website, and collected information on over 10,000 women.

The findings were fascinating. For example:

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World Breastfeeding Week 2010

Every August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and the first week of the month is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Sponsored by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (aka WABA), the goal is to bring attention to the issue of breastfeeding on a global scale and promote the benefits of it while providing encouragement to nursing mothers and those that support them. Every year, WABA selects a theme for WBW, and states the objectives of this theme.

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Travel The World (From Your Computer)

It seems impossible to see most of the world. Traveling is expensive, and even if you had unlimited funds to travel, many parts of the world are simply not accessible. And yet, knowing about our world is important. What to do?

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