Saturday, June 27, 2015

Let's Get Normal! - 1st International Day To Normalize Breastfeeding

What a great day for breastfeeding mothers everywhere! Get in on all the excitement, and start helping our Country raise breastfeeding rates by participating in today's events, as well as taking the pledge

But first, check out this video by Kirstina Kuzmic. It's HYSTERICAL!!!!! Seriously, if you just don't get what all the hub-bub is about, just watch this. Roll your eyes if you must, but JUST WATCH IT. ;)

Here's all the event info for today all over social media and in local areas. So exciting!

1st International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding
Official Event Schedule

  • 5-6:30am LIVE PodcastInitiating Breastfeeding w/ Immediate Skin to Skin, How Fathers Can Help, the New Mother's Diet, & Back to Work: Breastfeeding, Pumping/Storing, and Donating Milk

  • 8:30-10am LIVE Podcast: Standing in Solidarity w/ Black Breastfeeding Families & Donor Milk: Conscious Milk Sharing & Milk Banking

  • 2-2:30pm #idtNBF #Brelfie Contest on Instagram

  • 2:30-3pm #idtNBF Giveaway on Facebook

  • 3-4pm #idtNBF #realtimeNIP Challenge
    • Make plans to nurse in public throughout the day. Take a pic and Post with the HT #realtimeNIP and describe your experience. We will repost to social media outlets.

  • 4-5pm LIVE Video Feed: San Diego Event Broadcasted by Mama Tribe Network

  • 8-9pm  LIVE Podcast: Breastfeeding in the Military Helping Active Duty Moms to Reach their Breastfeeding Goals

  • 9-10pm LIVE Podcast: Breastfeeding to Natural Term w/ Maha Al Musa in Australia

10-11pm LIVE Podcast: Breastfeeding Photography: Breastfeeding in Public, Censored from Advertising, Fine Art

If you happen to live near one of the following locations, check out what's going on by clicking the link to your area!!

Local Events

Thanks to San Diego Mayor, Kevin Faulconer, today, July 27, 2015, marks the first official International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding. This isn't just a day to say "hey I breastfeed, here's a selfie". The goal of founder, Vanessa Simmons, is to take this first anniversary to rally breastfeeding supporters, locally, as well as worldwide Whether you nurse, pump, or use donated breastmilk, this day is meant to encourage full-term breastfeeding, as well as enlighten the community on the importance of skin-to-skin contact! 

Get started on a new movement to help the United States boost our breastfeeding rates, especially among African-American mothers, who maintain the lowest breastfeeding rate in the US. Founder Vanessa believes that, in sharing publicly, they will have inspired a generation of women to, “nurse or pump whenever necessary, nourish their baby, toddler or child with breast milk as often as possible until they are ready to stop.”

Event Co-Hosts - seriously check them out! They're all incredible at what they do, and working their butts off to help make our world a more natural, accepting place!

Want to Follow the campaign? Here are the social media sites:

Contact Information for IDTNB:
Vanessa A. Simmons, Photographer

Owner, Candid Perspective Photography

Founder, Normalize Breastfeeding

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