In Honor of Breastfeeding…Let’s Celebrate


I have been breastfeeding for so long (not the same child, but seven children, and consecutively, not all at once) and been involved with La Leche League for so long that sometimes I forget to stop and celebrate the miracle of breastfeeding. It will never cease to amaze me that we as women have been blessed with the ability to make the perfect food for our babies. What a miracle! I had to be reminded by a Facebook post from a friend, Sally, that this week, the first week of August, is World Breastfeeding Week. She posted the cutest cartoon about breastfeeding in public. As soon as I figure out how to share it I will.


Here are some events associated with WBW in Utah. If you are outside of Utah, go to Facebook and do a search for WBW to find events in your area. If you are not breastfeeding, or even if you are, I encourage you to smile at the next woman you see breastfeeding in public. And offer to get her a drink of water or a plateful of food.



Salt Lake Main Library SHARE Space

Salt Lake City, UT

Monday August 1-Sunday August 14

Library Hours

Breastfeeding Café: A Live Café with breastfeeding information, classes, mother circles, and events. This year’s theme “Mothers See! Mothers Do! In public, in pictures and online too!” Join us in the SHARE space of the Salt Lake City downtown library on 400 South.


River Road Foremaster Auditorium

St. George, UT

Saturday, August 6, 2011

10:00 registration, 10:30 for the actual Latch on

Big Latch On: Come and participate in the world’s largest event to coordinate the most women and babies consecutively breastfeeding. Support breastfeeding through a world breastfeeding week celebration!


For some online action, check out http:///


Happy breastfeeding!




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