A breastfeeding mommy was asked to cover up or leave and security was called at Aventura Mall because she was nursing her baby. This event was to support her and all mothers who choose to nurse in public. It was also to educate them on the law that protects nursing mothers in Florida. Thanks to all of the dedication from the mommies,grandmas,dads and supporters for making the Nurse in a success! I feel the message was loud and clear and i'm so glad everyone came together for this great cause! We made headlines on NBC 6, Channel 10, Channel 4 and channel 7! We where also featured in the Miami Herald and some of the local radio stations where talking about the nurse in on the morning updates! I am so happy the event went smoothly and peacefully and that we received positive feedback all around.
World Breastfeeding week is the start of Breastfeeding Awareness month. The more we announce and spread awareness the more we support normalizing breastfeeding. In honor of World Breastfeeding, Myself and a few colleagues have been busy organizing some great events. Last week we hosted the 2nd annual BIG Latch On at Natural Birth Works, this upcoming weekend August 9th we are having a viewing of The Milky Way at 7pm. For more information visit www.naturalbirthworks.com Here is some insight about World Breastfeeding Week. In 1990 eight global goals, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), were set by governments and the United Nations to fight poverty and promote healthy and sustainable development in a comprehensive way by 2015. There are regular "countdowns" to gauge progress in achieving the goals. This year's WBW theme responds to the latest countdown by asserting the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding in the post 2015 agenda, and engaging as many groups, and people of various ages as possible.
Wherever you are, progress can be made AND sustained. For this to happen you need to be prepared, set goals and targets, join forces and ACT! Protect, Promote and Support breastfeeding: it is a vital, life-saving goal! It has been 22 years of World Breastfeeding Week and I hope to see it grow in popularity for many years to come! To support this cause please visit http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/