Urgent: newborn needs donor milk!

A Fairfield mama gave birth 12 days ago and is now in the ICU and can therefore not breastfeed her precious second baby. Please get in touch if you’re willing to donate your breastmilk.


More hospitals storing and sharing breastmilk

Everytime I come across a story in the media about breastmilk sharing, I get super excited. In fact, I’m such a nerd about it that I’ve got google alerts set up so I don’t miss one! 😀 I want to be informed about where and how it’s happening but also I want to keep an eye on how it’s being represented.

Saw this story while surfing the interwebs and was pleased to see a story lauding the benefits of donor milk and highlighting hospitals that getting licensed to and storing donated breastmilk to give to at-risk newborns as well as babies who are unable to breastfeed from their mothers.

Read the rest of the story here and let me know what you think.

20th Annual World Breastfeeding Week

Lots of great info and a worthwhile pledge on the World Breastfeeding Week site. Please go and have a poke around. What a great cause to support, am I right?

For me, the most important aspect about World Breastfeeding Week is the opportunity for families to connect and get informed about their options. Share your experience, be open to learning from the experiences of others. We are all doing the very best we can for ourselves, our babies and our families. So important to have support and an open dialogue and not get into judgement about what’s best.

I was inspired to read the World Breastfeeding Week 2012 objectives:

WBW 2012 Objectives

1. To recall what has happened in the past 20 years on infant and young child feeding (IYCF).

2. To celebrate successes and achievements nationally, regionally and globally and showcase national work at global level.

3. To assess the status of implementation of the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding (GS).

4. To call for action to bridge the remaining gaps in policy and programmes on breastfeeding and IYCF.

5. To draw public attention on the state of policy and programmes on breastfeeding and IYCF.

So, this week (August 1 – 7) how will you be celebrating breastfeeding?