August is coming. It's only a few weeks away! As a breastfeeding supporter, I look forward to August as it's the time to celebrate and promote breastfeeding. If you're a breastfeeding mom perhaps your first thought was, "Well, isn't every month breastfeeding month"? Of course it is, but August is the 'official' month to get together, throw parties and really get the word out.
What are you going to do? Is there something happening in your area?
One of the ways I choose to celebrate breastfeeding is by supporting and helping host a Live, Love, Latch event. Maybe you have one in your area, but have noticed that there are other breastfeeding events going on too. If you're like most busy moms (Really, is there any other type of mom??) you have to pick and choose where you spend your time. So, my mammary-milky friends, here's a couple of reasons I support Live, Love, Latch.
Reason 1) Everyone that comes and declares their support counts! Did you hear me people? Everyone!! (Because let's face it, if you're coming to a breastfeeding event doesn't that mean you support breastfeeding, why else would you be there?) To me, this seems logical. I know my husband was definitely a breastfeeding supporter. In fact, he was my biggest supporter in the middle of night when I was in pain from mastitis. I can't imagine him not counting. My other non-breastfeeding (at the time) children would count too. They certainly had to be on board when I was 'nursing the new baby'. Again, EVERYONE counts! Even the moms that are combo feeding. Even the moms that are feeding their milk from a bottle. They too, are breastfeeding supporters. We all have a different path. No one is left out. Things are much more fun that way, right!
Reason 2) It's backed and started by a pretty big breastfeeding organization. Maybe you've heard of it, La Leche League? Get it, Live, Love, Latch? Cute huh! All kidding aside, this one's really important. When you support an event, you're kinda saying, "hey, I like these people, I like what they do and stand for". Get to know who and why the event you go to got started.
So, keeping it real here. Get ready for August, get ready to celebrate World Breastfeeding Month.
If you reside in So Cal and are near the Antelope Valley, please join our Live, Love, Latch page.
If not, check out the main LiLoLa page and find one in your area. It's going to be a fun and exciting day to participate in wherever you go.
Photos from 2015 Antelope Valley Live, Love, Latch