"This year we focus on supporting women in their efforts to do what is most important for the health and survival of their children even during emergency situations.
- Being able to continue breastfeeding even during an emergency can bring comfort and a sense of normalcy even in the most stressful situations.
- Breastfeeding can continue even when an emergency interferes with the family’s established food supply. Situations that would otherwise be devastating for families that rely on sufficient funds for and access to formula, sanitation for feeding supplies, and refrigeration are no cause for alarm when the established food supply for the baby is mother’s milk.
- A breastfed baby is better prepared to deal with health challenges, avoiding some medical emergencies."
Have you a story to share that fits the bill above? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were thankful your baby was being breastfed because otherwise her life may have been compromised? For example, during a natural catastrophe when fresh water was hard to access, in a breakdown when no help was immediately available, during a severe illness when your baby needed all the help he could get, after the birth of your preemie who required breastmilk to save her life? If so, we'd love to hear it.
As usual, when considering posts to include, we're looking for:
- Well written and grammatically correct posts.
- Posts which are thoughtful and on topic.
- Posts from blogs that are on topics that are of interest to readers of breastfeeding blogs (parenting, breastfeeding, etc.)
If your post is selected for inclusion, on the day of the carnival you'll be required to edit your post to link back to each of the other participants.
If you'd like to participate, please email me your post by July 27th, 2009 for consideration. The Carnival will take place on August 3rd, 2009 during World Breastfeeding Week.
Please note, if your post is one of those chosen, on the day of the Carnival you will be asked to link to all the other Carnival participants.
Examples of past carnival posts can be seen here.
Have you got any breastfeeding stories or birth stories that you'd like to share with other mothers and mothers-to-be? If you have I'd love you to email them to me and I'll add them to BreastfeedingMums.com. Thanks! PS If you run a website or a blog I'll link back to you :)