Monday, August 2, 2010

MummyHugs celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August 2010!

At MummyHugs we are passionate about encouraging more mothers to breastfeed longer.

Together with a baby sling you can breastfeed on the go and wearing your baby in a sling lets you breastfeed anywhere in public areas discreetly. You don't need a baby sling to breastfeed but in our active lifestyle, it does make life easier and encourages mothers to breastfeed longer.

When I was asked time and again if I was breastfe
eding my 20 month old! I proudly says YES! But the next question I'm asked is when am I going to stop? My answer is I'm not planning to stop. Now why you may ask? I don't have a reason to stop and there's still so many benefits of breastfeeding a toddler. I've written a post on Nursing Beyond One Year, click here to read more.

WHO recommends breastfeeding till
two years of age or beyond. Read more to find out :)


Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, and the support of their family, the health care system and society at large.

Colostrum, the yellowish, sticky breast milk produced at the end of pregnancy, is recommended by WHO as the perfect food for the newborn, and feeding should be initiated within the first hour after birth.

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond.

To read more click here
This year the slogan for World Breastfeeding Week 2010 is " Just 10 Steps"

UNICEF News on World Breastfeeding Week

NEW YORK, 30 July 2010 – Every year, nearly nine million children die before their fifth birthday. Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to reduce that toll...

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