Hip Mama’s Place Celebrates Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2009


As a mother, one of the most important things you can do is to breastfeed your baby. While there are other options to feed your baby, breastfeeding seems to be the best choice that can offer many great health benefits for both you and your baby.

This year’s theme for World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is: “Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response. Are you ready?”. WBW is the greatest outreach vehicle for the breastfeeding movement that’s celebrated yearly in over 120 countries. In the U.S., WBW officially started last August 1st and will last through August 7th, 2009.

OBJECTIVES OF WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2009:

* To draw attention to the vital role that breastfeeding plays in emergencies worldwide.
* To stress the need for active protection and support of breastfeeding before and during emergencies.
* To inform mothers, breastfeeding advocates, communities, health professionals, governments, aid agencies, donors, and the media on how they can actively support breastfeeding before and during an emergency.
* To mobilise action and nurture networking and collaboration between those with breastfeeding skills and those involved in emergency response.

If you want to find out about local events in your area related to the World Breastfeeding Week celebrations or to find support groups, check out La Leche League in the USA’s website and click on your specific state.

Here on Hip Mama’s Place, we celebrate the National Breastfeeding Awareness Month with lots of fun and excitement! :)

First, I’ve compiled a list of helpful articles and links to help raise awareness on why breastfeeding is important to both mother and child. Personally, I have breast-fed my now four year old and two year old boys. To me, there is no better milk for a baby than her own mother’s milk. It’s a special gift from a mother to her child and I’m glad I gave my children this special gift when they were babies.

*Resources for Breastfeeding Help:

An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding, Free Downloadable Publication from WomensHealth.gov
Benefits of Breastfeeding, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Helpful Breastfeeding Resources, ENNOnline.net (Emergency Nutrition Network)
Infant and Young Child Feeding List of Publications, World Health Organization
101 Reasons to Breastfeed Your Child, ProMom.org
Proper Positioning and Latch, La Leche League International

And what’s an event without some fun giveaways? Thanks to our very generous sponsors- I got fantastic prizes in store for you all! :)

*Hip Mama’s Place Giveaway List:

Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Skincare Kit ($99 Value)
The Essential Breastfeeding Log Book
Melinda G Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra (not available in size va-va-voom)
Melinda G Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
Boob Design Summer Paisley Nursing Dress (in Small size only)
Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set ($50 Value in your choice of fabric)
Blush Topless Undershirt of your choice of color and size
Belli Motherhood Pure Comfort Nursing Cream (US addresses only)
Belli Skincare Body Firming Serum (US addresses only)
momAgenda 2009-2010 Desktop Planner (in Fuchsia)
Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms (Valued at $50)
PishPosh Mommy Pull-String Purse in the Lombard Swirl Fabric
Baby Bump Body Polish
Baby Bump 2 and 1 Face Mask & Scrub
Kid’s Safety ID Bracelet of your color choice from Vital IDs from Belly Charms

*Hip Mama’s Place CONTEST RULES:

This contest is open to US and Canada residents only, unless specified on the prize. Bloggers and non-bloggers are all welcome to enter. Winners will be picked using Random.org and will be announced as a separate post on Hip Mama’s Place on August 18th, 2009. Goodluck!

To enter to win the giveaways listed under “Hip Mama’s Place Giveaway List”, simply enter a comment with the following information:

1. Pick three (3) top choices of prizes you’d like to win from the giveaway list
2. Email address to contact you in case you win
3. OPTIONAL: Mention extra entries you may have done for greater chances of winning! (See the EXTRA ENTRIES section below).

*PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to list your name on the MckLinky below this post, but it is not required. Unless you’re currently hosting a contest or giveaway on your blog or website that you’d like to list for promotion, then by all means- please do so.

*EXTRA ENTRIES FOR HIP MAMA’S PLACE GIVEAWAYS: You can do one, two, or all of the following for greater chances of winning!

1. Grab a badge of the HMP Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2009 event below and post it on your blog sidebar for the duration of this event (August 4th-17th, 2009). Simply copy the code below your chosen badge size and copy it on an HTML page on your blog sidebar to help spread the word.







2. Tweet this event on Twitter with a direct link to this URL page:
http://www.hipmamasplace.com/2009/08/hip-mamas-place-celebrates.html

3. Mention this giveaway on your Facebook (again using the URL page address above)

4. Write a short post about this giveaway event on your blog linking to our home page or the URL page address above

5. Follow Hip Mama’s Place on Twitter

6. Become a Fan of Hip Mama’s Place on Facebook


*LINK UP/LIST YOUR CONTESTS, COUPONS, AND BREASTFEEDING ARTICLES

Are you currently running a contest or giveaway on your blog or website? Do you have a helpful article related to breastfeeding that you want to share? Or do you have money-saving coupons, freebies or online deals for family-friendly products that you’d like to share with the moms here on HMP? Go ahead and link them up on MckLinky below! We all love deals and freebies, don’t we? :)
Optional: Please help me spread the word about this important event by posting the HMP Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2009 badge on your blog sidebar or website. I will appreciate it very much. :)

Please follow this format when posting on MckLinky:


Hip Mama’s Place- Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Kit- Ends 8/18
Hip Mama’s Place- (Title of Your Breastfeeding Article)

Thank you so much for all your participation. Have fun entering contests and go say hello to new blogging friends you meet here today! :)

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Comments

  1. says

    I guess I’m first. If I won, I would choose the Boob Summer Paisley Nursing Dress and the two nursing bras (the Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra and The Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra). Obviously I’m just beginning my nursing career. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  2. says

    I’d love to win the following:
    1.Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Skincare Kit ($99 Value)
    2.Belli Skincare Body Firming Serum (US addresses only)
    3.Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms

  3. says

    Awesome post! Great giveaways! Breastfed all my babies through toddlerhood 😀

    I’d love to win:
    momAgenda 2009-2010 Desktop Planner (in Fuchsia)
    Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms (Valued at $50)
    – Kid’s Safety ID Bracelet of your color choice from Vital IDs from Belly Charms

    Thanks!
    melissa b rich at gmail dot com

    Put your button in my sidebar
    Following on twitter & tweeting @ptownmoofus
    Fan on Facebook

  4. says

    Cute stuff! I am expecting and due the end of this month! My top 3 choices would be:
    1. Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set
    2. Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms
    3. Kids Safety Bracelet

    Fan on facebook

    amandawoodau@hotmail.com

  5. says

    I would choose the the Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set,
    Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Skincare Kit ($99 Value)
    ; and the tshirt nursing bra!

  6. says

    What awesome prizes to win! I had a tough time, but here is what I chose:

    Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Skincare Kit ($99 Value)
    Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms
    Kid’s Safety ID Bracelet

    Thanks for the chance and thanks for the linkys!!!

  7. says

    Lots of great stuff! Here are my top 3:
    -Boob Summer Paisley Nursing Dress
    -Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set
    -Melinda G Tee-shirt soft cup nursing bra

    garyandalesha at cox dot net

  8. says

    1) Melinda G Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
    2) Melinda G Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
    3) Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

  9. says

    I’d love:
    The Essential Breastfeeding Log Book
    – Melinda G Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra (not available in size va-va-voom)
    – Melinda G Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra

    teletwenties at gmail dot com

  10. says

    – Melinda G Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra (not available in size va-va-voom)
    – Melinda G Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
    – Blush Topless Undershirt of your choice of color and size

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

  11. says

    I breastfed my daughter for a year and I am SO glad I did! It helped me loose ALL of my pregnancy weight and helped her grow healthy and strong! I am going to be having #2 soon and If I won I would choose the following!
    1.Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs
    2.Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set
    3.Belli Skincare Body Firming Serum

    CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

  12. says

    My three choices would be: PishPosh Mommy Pull-String Purse, Kid’s Safety ID Bracelet, and the Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms. Thanks!

  13. says

    What great resources, thanks for sharing the list! From the giveaway list, I love the MomAgenda Planner, the PishPosh Pull String Purse, and the Bootcamp for Boobs!
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I follow on Twitter-MommaStaciA.
    And I’m a Facebook fan. Thanks!

  14. says

    If I win, my top three choices are:

    Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Skincare Kit,
    momAgenda 2009-2010 Desktop Planner,
    Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms

    Thank you for the contest!

  15. says

    My picks:
    1. Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Skincare Kit
    2. Melinda G Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
    3. Melinda G Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra

    ktanjatk(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. says

    Wow
    1) Blush Topless Undershirt ( I love the concept of this!)
    2) Belli Skincare Body Firming Serum
    3) momAgenda 2009-2010 Desktop Planner
    Thanks =)
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

  17. says

    My top 3 picks:

    – PishPosh Mommy Pull-String Purse in the Lombard Swirl Fabric

    – Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set ($50 Value in your choice of fabric)

    – Boob Design Summer Paisley Nursing Dress (in Small size only)

  18. says

    My three choices are: Belli Skincare Body Firming Serum, Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs, and the Blush Topless Undershirt. Nursing is so important. I nursed my son until he was 10 months old while working full time…it can be done, and your child will always benefit. Great idea for a giveaway!

  19. says

    My daughter is in the hospital right now waiting two more hours to see if they will say she has to have another C section because she isn’t progressing. I am watching her toddler. So I would love to win these things for her and maybe put a smile on her face because she is a bit down.
    – Melinda G Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
    – Melinda G Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
    – Boob Design Summer Paisley Nursing Dress
    These are all things she can use and really needs.

  20. says

    – Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Skincare Kit ($99 Value)
    – Melinda G Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra (not available in size va-va-voom)
    – Melinda G Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    froggy_luver[at]hotmail[dot]com

  21. says

    My top three choices are:

    1. Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Skincare Kit ($99 Value)
    2. Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set ($50 Value in your choice of fabric)
    3. Blush Topless Undershirt of your choice of color and size

  22. says

    My choices are:

    1 Blush Topless Undershirt of your choice of color and size
    2 Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms (Valued at $50)
    3 PishPosh Mommy Pull-String Purse

  23. says

    – Melinda G Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra (not available in size va-va-voom)
    – Melinda G Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
    – Boob Design Summer Paisley Nursing Dress (in Small size only)

  24. says

    1.Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set,2. Belli Skincare Body Firming Serum , and 3. Baby Bump 2 and 1 Face Mask & Scrub vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

  25. says

    1. Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set
    2. Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Skincare Kit
    3. Boob Design Summer Paisley Nursing Dress

    :)

  26. says

    Finally Someone is REALLY celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness Month! I’m adding it to facebook and emailing all my friends!

    My choices are;
    1)Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms
    2)Melinda G Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
    3)Blush Topless Undershirt of your choice of color and size

    email is: sillymommarocks@yahoo.com

    Also like to mention what better way to celebrate breastfeeding awareness month, than writing your congressman and asking them to support Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009 (HR 2819)!

    Its about time we had a federal law protecting our right to breastfeed.

    Nicole

  27. says

    My top 3 choices are
    1. Blush topless shirt
    2. bebe au lait nursing cover and burp cloth
    3. Melinda G tee shirt soft nursing bra

    Thanks so much for the giveaway

  28. says

    Wow, Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win one of these prizes. My choices would be….
    1) Boob Design Summer Paisley Nursing Dress
    2) Mom Agenda 2009-2010 Desktop Planner
    3) Pish Posh Mom Pull String Purse

    Good luck to all you mommies out there :)

  29. says

    I added a link to my blog side bar also. :)

    Choices:

    1. Bebe au Lait cover/burp cloth
    2. Essential Breastfeeding log book
    3. Mom Agenda Desktop Planner

  30. says

    If I won I’d like Bootcamp for Boobs, the Bebe Au Lait set (Soft Spot), or the Mom Agenda.

    I follow you on twitter, and am a fan on facebook too.

    I’ve been nursing for 6+ years non-stop, tandem, tandem while pregnant, one while pregnant, single, you name it!

    Thanks!

    jennifer @ quiverfullfamily dot com

  31. says

    I like the following:
    – Melinda G Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
    – Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms
    from Belly Charms (Valued at $50)
    – PishPosh Mommy Pull-String Purse in the Lombard Swirl Fabric

    trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  32. says

    Wow… what an amazing giveaway. I stumbled across this while looking for information about breasfeeding – what a find! I think i would want to win the Melinda G Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra, the Boob Design Summer Paisley Nursing Dress, and the Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set. But I love all the products – thanks!

  33. says

    I would most love to win:

    1) PishPosh Mommy Pull-String Purse in the Lombard Swirl Fabric
    2) Blush topless undershirt in your choice of color and size
    3) Belli Skincare body firming serum

    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

  34. says

    I would love to win :

    -Melinda G Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
    -Boob Summer Paisley Nursing Dress
    -Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set

    Thanks!

  35. says

    I’d choose the Boob Design Summer Paisley Nursing Dress, the Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set and the Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms.

  36. says

    I would pick..
    1)Kids Safety ID Bracelet
    2)PishPosh Mommy Pull-String Purse
    and if I really have to say three…
    3)Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms

    weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

  37. says

    If i had to choose 3 (which was very hard!!) it would be the following:

    1) the Mom Agengda
    2) Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms
    3)PishPosh Mommy Pull-String Purse in the Lombard Swirl Fabric

  38. says

    LOVELY LOVELY event.
    I am so proud of you–and am a tad jealous I didn’t think of this myself:)

    I breastfed all four of my wee ones and would encourage EVERY mommy to. Its such a big gift.

    My top three prize choices ARE:

    The Mama Mio bootcamp for boobs kit…their products are THE BOMB. And who doesn’t want improved boobies?

    Belli Skincare Body Firming Serum…never tried Belli but would love to. Have heard such great things about them. And as with prize selection one, who doesn’t want their body firmer?

    and choice 3 will be the Mom-Agenda planner.
    Because I need to plan.
    Period.

    And for extra entries… I have your badge!

    I tweeted this event HERE:
    http://twitter.com/sarasophia/status/3356424384

    Shared on facebook with the correct URL (I say this because I did it wrong the first time:)

    I follow you on Twitter!
    @sarasophia

    I became a fan on facebook (although my facebook is pitiful and unloved…I NEVER have worked on it…)

    Thank you SO much for the opportunity to win…I would absolutely LOVE to win! I will make sure to tell all of my subscribers about this wonderful event!

    <3 sarasophia
    tout-est-des-roses.blogspot.com
    tout_est_des_roses@yahoo.com
    twitter i.d. @sarasophia

  39. says

    I breastfed my daughter for 9 months and my son for 2 years. I think it’s great for children if their mother can. But I’m done with that now, so I’ll pick:

    1. Mom Agenda (LOVING THAT!!)
    2. Pull String Lombard Swirl diaper bag
    3. Belli Skincare Body Firming Serum

    Thanks so much!
    pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

  40. says

    momAgenda 2009-2010 Desktop Planner (in Fuchsia)
    Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms (Valued at $50)
    – Kid’s Safety ID Bracelet of your color choice from Vital IDs from Belly Charms

  41. says

    Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs
    Topless undershirt
    Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms

    these are my three choices

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  42. says

    I would love:
    1)Melinda G Beautiful Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
    2)Melinda G Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
    3) Blush Topless Undershirt

    I have a Melinda G bra that I love, and I’ve been wnting a blush shirt!

  43. says

    My choices would be 1)Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Skincare Kit 2)Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms and 3)Pish Posh Mommy Pull-String Purse. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  44. says

    My top 3 choices are:

    – Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms

    – Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set (

    – PishPosh Mommy Pull-String Purse

  45. says

    I’d love the Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Skincare Kit, PishPosh Mommy Pull-String Purse, and Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set!

    tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  46. says

    i would like to win the

    1 – Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs
    2 – Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover and Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set
    3 – Swarovski Crystal Bracelet from Belly Charms

  47. says

    I’d love to win these items! Baby Bump 2 and 1 Face Mask & Scrub, PishPosh Mommy Pull-String Purse in the Lombard Swirl Fabric and Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover & Matching Burp Cloths Gift Set! Thanks! trixpixelATgmailDOTcom

  48. says

    Here are my three:
    * Mama Mio Bootcamp for Boobs Skincare Kit
    * momAgenda 2009-2010 Desktop Planner (in Fuchsia)
    * Belli Skincare Body Firming Serum
    Email is in my profile! Thanks!

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