August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month. I'll be busy doing some talks and visits through Unicef. And in case you're wondering, yes, I'm still breastfeeding Stella. It's not a competition of who breastfeeds longer. For me, it's a personal choice. I weaned Soph and Lily at 12 months. Looks like we'll go over that mark with Stella.
I was looking at some breastfeeding campaigns from around the world. I'm sure there are more. But these are the ones that caught my attention on the net.
It's an optical illusion.
And a powerful image.
This one is from Brazil.
Actress Lucy Lawless, "my best role ever"
And I like this campaign and message.
"Be a star" campaign in the UK.
Catchy and savvy.
There's a series of different glamorous women in their site.
India's breastfeeding campaign.
I love it!!
New Zealand's campaign.
Everyday moms and future geniuses.
Love! I can relate.
"When breastfeeding is accepted, you won't look twice." Nice.
I know there was or still is a stigma attached to breastfeeding in public (in North America).
I have no problem breastfeeding in public. But I know some people are uncomfortable with it.
And by some people, I don't mean the breastfeeding moms. It's the other people around.
Time for change. Breastfeeding should be accepted.
This is nice and straightforward.
Breastfeed exclusively for six months. No water, no cereal, no baby food.
And here are some TV ads I came across...
The first one is from the US Health Department...
Here's from the Philippine Department of Health...
Philippine ad for breastfeeding