PTVN Days: Yes We Said It, Boobie-Palooza: Bringing Breastfeeding to the Mainstream
Author: Marybeth Cicirello
Now this may not be a subject of particular interest unless you’re 1. currently breastfeeding 2. a health advocate 3. a baby advocate or 4. interested in a healthier adult population – but I’m all of the above, so I’m psyched to the brim about Boobie-Palooza 2012!
We noticed the People Magazine article has garnered some colorful comments and I’ll say this to the ladies: if you’re offended by the marketing surrounding Boobie-Palooza, you’ve missed the point. All work and no play makes for a very dull mum, this is a fun and trendy break made just for you and those fab dads out there! Plus, we can’t expect Joe Schmoe and Sally Doe to be accepting of breastfeeding moms if we’re not meeting the mainstream on their turf: i.e. T-Shirts and Beer Gardens! Get comfy with it.
Since I won’t be in California this week, I’ll be joining the Live UStream of panelists on August 5th at 12 Noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern). My 7 month daughter will inevitably be joining too if ya know what I mean.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has officially stated in their March 2012 journal: Given the documented short- and long-term medical and neurodevelopmental advantages of breastfeeding, infant nutrition should be considered a public health issue and not only a lifestyle choice. The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirms its recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.
In addition, renown pediatrician Dr. Bill Sears has continually advocated the ultra-important benefits of breastfeeding (both for mother and infant) in his resource The Baby Book and on his website and other works. And the importance of breastfeeding is pointed out on scientific merit in John Medina’s national bestseller Brain Rules for Baby, which focuses on brain development of babies 0-5 in an accessible, fun and research-backed narrative.
World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration August 1-7.
Talking about #boobiepalooza on Twitter are:
- @DoctorBerlin [Berlin Wellness Group]
And on Facebook too.
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About: Marybeth Cicirello is Director of Communications at Parent Network. Her commitment to communications on global care is cultivated on Parent Network through the notion that a healthy future only lies in children if adults mentor responsibly now. She and her husband enjoy holistic attachment style parenting and the guidance of John Medina [Brain Rules for Baby] with their young daughter, as well as travel, music and home cooked meals.