Fresh Breastfeeding Ad Campaign Challenges U.S. to Help Moms Beat the "Booby Traps"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) May 20, 2009, Little Silver, NJ - On May 25th, the Best for Babes Foundation www.bestforbabes.org will launch a clever and provocative new ad campaign designed to change the public perception of breastfeeding and expose the "booby traps"-the myriad cultural and institutional barriers that keep moms from succeeding. The ad debuts with an exclusive in the June/July issue of Fit Pregnancy. The campaign has been endorsed by Dr. Joan Meek, Chair of the United States Breastfeeding Committee and celebrities Gabrielle Reece and Marilu Henner.
A car seat PSA about when to turn children from rear to front-facing. If you think that being a year old and 20 lbs makes it safe to be front-facing, please watch this video!
I've added more photos to Flickr the last few days. I think it's mostly August and September photos that have gone up.
I have also started putting videos on YouTube!!! iMovie makes it incredibly easy to upload photos directly to YouTube, don't even have to enter a web browser to do so! I'm psyched.
Hi Smallbany! So... you know my husband, know Amy and Ray, the three of them went to your wedding 8 years ago?! Now you're big into the LLLI group locally, have two kids, I'm married to Mark, and somehow you found our blog and have been following it and seen photos of Ezra, etc. And I went to a LLL meeting 3 months ago that you were at, and we're sitting next to each other at the NENY Regional Perinatal Forum Breastfeeding Subgroup! With our babies!
And Saturday night at River Street Cafe (I linked to Dish and Dirt because... well... I enjoyed the food, but felt as though dining there WAS overly complicated!
Follow-up to the beginning of the last post (Train of thought):
Pediatricians are usually required to take ONE nutrition course, a couple developmental courses, and a briefing on breast feeding. The whole well-child visits idea came from the need to ensure all children in the US were receiving on-time vaccinations. The well-visits correspond with a schedule of vaccinations.
The health promotion/preventive medicine aspect of the visits is after-the-fact, and pediatricians are asked to provide parenting advice and preventive medicine care, when their education has largely been based on ILLNESS and disease. Western medicine is non-holistic and based on treatment rather than prevention. Yet MDs trained in treatment are being asked to provide all sorts of recommendations that end up being largely anecdotal and rarely evidence-based.
OMG there are some cute drool-worthy cloth diapers out there!!
And Diaper Swappers is dangerous!!
I have been avoiding posting lately because such big things are happening in our lives that it feels strange to post about them...and we wanted to wait for a little while to announce to the world that we're "expecting," "having a baby," and "knocked up"!
So, we're twelve weeks pregnant and publicly announcing it (hah!). Woooohooooeeee! I have a cousin who is expecting her (fifth!) child two weeks after me, and we found out today that our friends from Denver, CO are expecting their third in just two months! Wow! The world is popping out all over! We're bringing life into the world.