Intentions for the blog, going forward…

There’s a lot to talk about with regards to breastmilk, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, breastmilk sharing, formula, home made formulas etc etc…

And we want to get into the discussions about it all. So, this is a little headsup to say that topics around here are going to be a little more varied.

We hope you’ll be interested in what we share and that you’ll say your piece too. We love hearing back from you- whether you’re actively breastmilk sharing or breastfeeding or not. If you’re reading this, let us know what you’re interested in and what you think.

If you’d like to write a guest post or be interviewed for the blog, please send us a note via the contact page above!

Thanks for reading and thank you so much for supporting our efforts to connect families who want to share the bounty that is breastmilk!!

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?

World Breastfeeding Week 2012!

So, World Breastfeeding Week begins tomorrow, August 1st. I’m hoping to continue sharing anything of interest here, throughout the week. Would love to hear from you if you have any info you think other families might find interesting- particularly as related to breastmilk sharing. I’m always curious to hear what others are coming across about this topic. It doesn’t seem to get talked about much, at least not in the public sphere.

Anyway, in case you’re wondering what all this brouhaha is about, read a broad overview of the history of this week here and see the Innocenti Declaration which prompted this whole week here. Can you believe it was written in 1990?

If there’s interest, we’d love to get together with you at the end of the week, or over the weekend… just to connect with other families that are donating or receiving breastmilk. Let us know in the comments below or via email. If we have something, we’ll announce it here as well as our other media channels. Ha!

 

Trying this again

Our old website is kaput. Simply put, we couldn’t afford to keep paying for all expenses associated with the cooperative on our own. And we clearly hadn’t put in enough time soliciting your donations. So that site is down and we’re starting again over here. This time we’re trying to go with totally free options and hoping that eventually folks will donate and we’ll be able to create something more custom at a later stage.

Hope that makes sense. Looking forward to hearing from you. Hoping our old host will let us migrate our data here.

Hello world!

So, you may have noticed that our old site is down. We were unable unwilling to continue paying high fees out of our pockets to continue the site and hope that we can get some donations in support from you to continue our efforts to connect families who need or have breastmilk.

More soon.