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Yay for breastfeeding! If you haven’t pinned the image above already, do it now… It may be the most important thing you pin all year. Boobies need more than bras supporting them.
From the World Health Organization’s (WHO) official website: www.who.int
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is the best way to provide infants with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old. Around that age, nutritious complementary foods can be added slowly and mindfully while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond.
I’m participating this week by sharing images of myself on social media nursing my own babies. Two years ago, I nursed Baby Summer in a video. Sharing images of breastfeeding supports other nursing mothers and helps to normalize the act.
As I prepare to bring Baby #5 into the world, I’m also preparing to add many more months of nursing to the 87 I’ve already logged between my 4 babies. As hard as it was sometimes, I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything. If you’re a mama-to-be (or papa-to-be), please consider nursing your new baby. If you’re already nursing, please share images of you and your baby in your magical bonding moments!
Rebekah “Bex” Borucki, founder of BexLife.com and the Blissed In® wellness movement, is a mother-of-five, TV host, meditation guide, author, speaker, birth doula, fitness and yoga instructor, and popular social media personality. Her first book, You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life (Hay House 2017), is available now, wherever books are sold.
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