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Breastfeeding Awareness Month Giveaway
In recognition of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we are giving away one nursing cover every weekday (Monday thru Friday) in the month of August. To enter our BAL/BAM Giveaway, all you have to do is head over to our Facebook Page (click here for a shortcut) and let us know your favorite Bebe au Lait or Hooter Hiders print!
Winners will be randomly selected and announced for each drawing!
For more information about World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st – 7th, 2013), please visit the official website: http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/
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.
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.