Ergobaby is Home Week of August 3

mom nursing baby with ergobaby nursing pillow

World Breastfeeding Week is this week, August 1-7. The theme this year is “Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet.” World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Increasing breastfeeding to near-universal levels could save more than 800 000 lives every year, the majority being children under 6 months. There are so many benefits to breastfeeding, including to the environment.

Facts about breastmilk and the environment:

– Breast milk is made by the human body and it will always be available for a baby.

– No packaging, shipping, or disposal necessary.

– Less waste in landfills and less pollution.

Throughout the entire month, we’ll be talking to different experts about breastfeeding. This week, we are honored to have our friends and IBCLC’s Jennifer Lezak and Jadah Chatterjee discussing the impact of infant feeding and the promotion of breastfeeding on the environment, climate change, and the health of all people.

We also have a wealth of breastfeeding tips, myths & facts, and stories on our blog, be sure to check out the resources below.

This Week’s Schedule:

Tuesday, July 4 at 2PM PST
IG Live: Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet with Jennifer Lezak, IBCLC and Jadah Chatterjee, IBCLC

Saturday, August 8 at Noon PST
Love Carries On Facebook Group: Babywearing 101

Breastfeeding Resources:

6 Helpful Tips for Breastfeeding in Public (hint: baby carrier!)

Breastfeeding and Meditation

5 Ways to Stay Active While Breastfeeding

10 Things You Need To Help You Through Your Breastfeeding Journey

5 Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Tips for Breastfeeding in the Baby Carrier

Two Quick and Easy Recipes for Breastfeeding Mamas

Skin to Skin: The Best Place for Baby is You

Nipples: Not All They Are Cracked Up to Be

La Leche League , a worldwide organization whose mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Another great source of help is The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families. ILCA membership is open to all who support and promote breastfeeding.

Christina is a mama, conservationist, DIY’er, vintage fanatic, dog lover and the Ergobaby director of community. She is passionate about babies, babywearing, birth, yoga, natural living, and healthy eats. When not online reading and writing about all of the above, she can be found spending time with her daughter, creating their family story in Los Angeles.

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