Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Blue Sky Christmas Party

A big thank you to everyone who sent in your stories!

Blue Sky's Christmas party was a lot of fun! It was a great way to end the year, with Christmas cookies and kids dancing to Jingle Bells and Christmas songs and stories. In all there were about 50 people, mothers, children and babies included. Check out for future events!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

WANTED: Mothers' Stories

November 16, 2007

Dear Friend,
The World Breastfeeding Week 2008 theme is “Mother Support: Going for the Gold.” The Writers Team is working on the calendar announcement and the Action Folder. Because the theme addresses the need for and the value of providing support to a breastfeeding woman, we would like to feature examples of real life stories from mothers who benefited from support. We need support stories from mothers who have had varying and different experiences.

If you are a breastfeeding mother, please submit your support story.

If you aren’t a breastfeeding mother, but you know a breastfeeding mother, please share this with her.

The form below needs to be filled out and emailed to Rebecca Magalhães at and copied to Paulina Smith at
Note: If you would like your stories included for publication locally, please also cc Iona

Please submit by November 30, 2007.


Mother's Name: ________________________ (only the first name will be used)

Baby/young child's Name __________________________

Baby/young child's Age:____________________________

Country: _______________________________

In 150 words or less, describe the most important and valuable support you received for breastfeeding (during pregnancy, during childbirth or during the time you were breastfeeding):


Please share and forward widely. We are looking forward to receiving many mother support stories!

Thank you.


Rebecca Magalhães

Writers Team – WBW 2008

Co-Coordinator – Mother Support Task Force, WABA

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Why not human milk?

Reposting my frustration.

Why do babies automatically receive commercially manufactured milks when they are in need of extra milk?

Why don't hospitals value more highly the milk produced by a baby's mother?

Why aren't commercial milks on prescription as medicinal products?

Why do hospitals send mothers home without proper instructions for feeding their baby?

Why do we so willingly accept non-human milk for human babies?

Why do we accept our breasts are not up to the job of fully nurturing our babies?