World Breastfeeding Week- Tuesday!

10 year old Eve’s perspective of her mother breastfeeding.
Submitted for the Children’s Art Project “Perspectives: Breastfeeding Through Children’s Eyes.”

This Tuesday of World Breastfeeding Week 2010 brings us some more wonderful ways to celebrate. We have give-aways, guest posts, art work and of course, the blog carnival.

Submissions are coming in for the Children’s Art Project. Scan or photograph your child’s art about breastfeeding and send it to me, it could be selected as to be the print on note cards from Paper Mama benefiting the Best For Babes Foundation.

Last night The Leaky B@@b started Happy Hour from 4-9 CST giving away a beautiful Katie M. Berggren print of the winner’s choice. Today we have yet another Happy Hour give-away on FaceBook, a KIDS EAT FREE! give away on the blog from YoHo Graphix 4 me, another Katie M. Berggren print and a special World Breastfeeding Week give-away from PumpEase. Still today, we have the Safe Sippy2 give-away from Natural Pure Essentials AND she is giving The Leaky B@@b readers a very special 10% off discount for the rest of World Breastfeeding Week with the code leakyboob.

The blog carnival rolls along today with more great participants from all over the blogsphere.

Sacred Time: Nursing My Baby To Sleep– Code Name: Mama brings a sweet guest post to the carnival with the personal and touching story of a mom’s love for breastfeeding her daughter when she can through difficult breastfeeding challenges. Dionna writes about natural/attachment parenting and life with a toddler (soon to be preschooler) at Code Name: Mama. She also cofounded NursingFreedom.org, a site dedicated to normalizing breastfeeding and advocating for breastfeeding rights.

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– Feminist, Christian, married without kids, The Hyphen House brings us a perspective on breastfeeding we haven’t seen yet in our carnival. Lauran Kerr-Heraly is an American writer based in London. She holds a Ph.D. in history and women’s studies from the University of Houston. Along with her husband, Eric, she enjoys traveling and playing Scrabble obsessively.

From Hesitancy to Hysteria: The Evolution of This Breastfeeding Mother– She wasn’t sure about the whole breastfeeding thing but my, how things can change! Jennifer is a stay-at-home-mom of two boys writing about how her life has changed in a short time from being in the work-place and happy hour to life with kids at The Whacky Lactivist.

A Celebration of World Breastfeed Week 2010– Nutrition, bonding, we all know how great breastfeeding is so why should we need a week devoted to it? Toni Rakestraw of At My Breast is the mother of 8 breastfed children. She is a writer and an artist and she is currently looking for subjects for a drawing project she has and is requesting photos of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

It’s All Fun and Games… Until You Squirt Someone’s Eye Out
– Designer Lisa Criggeris offering up a free breastfeeding advocacy embroidery design every day this week. This one may just be my favorite.

On The Leaky B@@b we have 2 guests posts again both talking about bottles. In Behind The Bottle: A Caregiver’s Perspective, we hear the observations of Stephanie, a child care provider and in Exclusively Pumping, Beth shares about her experience and journey to exclusively pumping her breastmilk for her son Preston.

I hope I have time today to write some of my own perspectives on breastfeeding, as you, I’m sure you can imagine, I have a lot to say. Hit the Facebook wall often to stay up to date with all The Leaky B@@b activities going on through out the day. Visit The Leaky B@@b forums for sneak peeks, chat with other breastfeeding supporters, help trouble shoot breastfeeding problems, and have a safe place to share your breastfeeding moments captured on camera.

This beautiful photo was shared on The Leaky B@@b forum by Kim and shared here with permission.

Hope you’re enjoying all the fun!

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  1. rachel... says:

    Hooray for Eve! And I can't tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE that last photo. Just perfect!

  2. Anonymous says:

    A wonderful thing for mother and baby! Very nice…..

  3. I <3 that picture! 🙂