Every year in the UK we have National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, generally held in the last week of June (this year it is 24th-30th). The government withdrew funding for this event a couple of years ago but many breastfeeding support groups and other public health and breastfeeding organisations still put on events. The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers have a page where people can post things that are happening in their local area.
Full Circle Breastfeeding Support are collaborating with Latch On and other mum-to-mum support groups in the South Wales area to create breastfeeding walls of love featuring contributions from people who love breastfeeding and their reason/s why. These displays are then going to be taken around prominent venues in the local community raising awareness and spreading the love. We think it’s a lovely idea but to make it really effective we want as many contributions as possible.
All you have to do to take part is complete this sentence “I ❤ (I mean heart but I can’t do it properly on here sorry) breastfeeding … “
We have already received some gorgeous ones including one from a dad of a breastfed baby who wasn’t keen on breastfeeding at first and one from a mum whose premature baby was seriously ill and donated breastmilk saved his life. We have also had pictures and other innovative responses. Please feel free to be as creative or as straight-to-the point as you like. All submissions will be gratefully received.
I will post photographs of the walls of love during BAW.
All you need to do it post your responses in the comments section below or via twitter @patchwork_mama.
* ALSO for all of you breastfeeding lovers in the South Wales area (or further afield if you fancy a road trip) there is going to be a breastfeeding morning picnic and mass feed (babies permitting) in RoathPark, Cardiff (by the rose garden or in the cafe if it rains) at 10am on Sunday 24th of June. Look for the Full Circle and Latch On banners (and hopefully the hoardes of people). The walls of love will be on display too and you can add to them in person. It would be great to get as many people as possible there so feel free to spread the word.