“Welcome to the Milk Mama Diaries Carnival (August). For this month, we write about the World Breastfeeding Week 2014 – Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life and share how breastfeeding can help the Philippines achieve the 8 Millennium Development Goals developed by the government and the United Nations. Participants will share their thoughts, experiences, hopes and suggestions on the topic. Please scroll down to the end of the post to see the list of carnival entries.”
I breastfeed my son exclusively for 6 months and continued until he’s 2 while working in a fulltime 8-5 job (ideal case). It was the most natural and obvious way to provide the nourishment he needed to thrive.
It is not only the baby that benefits from breastfeeding. The moms, too have their own share as breastfeeding reduces several health risks. Even our planet Earth benefits from it.
Not all mothers understand, may be some are not even aware of the environmental impact when breast milk is substituted.
Breast milk is the most environmentally sound food source available because milk is produced (by the mother) delivered to the consumer (baby) with a nearly zero ecological, carbon and water footprint.
No paper, metal, tin or oil for production, transportation and refrigeration needed. There are zero production, distribution and consumption that pollutes the air, water and fills up landfills.
The act of breastfeeding is probably the most overlooked means of contributing to the health of planet Earth. So rejoice, breastfeeding moms! You are doing good in preserving the only planet we have.
Here are many thoughts and reasons why we should all advocate for mothers to breastfeed for the first 1,000 days of life #BF1st1000days
My entries for this Milk Mama Diaries Carnival: breastfeeding as the best choice for the environment as well and breastfeeding myths and poverty
Jenny shares experiencing the One Asia Breastfeeding Forum
Mec insists to do the Math and breastfeed!
Ams, The Passionate Mom says Breastfeed for a Better Future
Cheryl, the Multi-Tasking Mama, tackles maternal health as addressed by breastfeeding
2011 CNN Hero Ibu Robin highlights gentle births and breasfeeding, even in disaster zones
Felyn stresses that Healthy Moms = Healthy Babies
Monique reminds us that there are second chances in breastfeeding
Normi relates how breastfeeding gave her strength and purpose
Em believes breastfeeding is a solution to societal problems
Marge shares what breastfeeding has taught them
Madel relates her breastfeeding saga
Jen of Next9 reminds us to do our research and share what we know
Celerhina Aubrey vows to work on one mother at a time
Grace wants to put an end to stories of toasted coffee and similar stuff over breast milk
Diane shares how she prevailed when things did not go according to plan
Hazel appreciates mommy support groups
Roan combines two passions, breastfeeding and architecture
Rosa shares how the picture she thought of was realized
Sally believes breastfeeding benefits mankind and our planet Earth
Floraine reminds us that breastfeeding helps combat diseases
Crislyn was happy to realize that she improved her own health by breastfeeding
Armi reminds us how breastfeeding during emergencies is crucial
Arvi tells us how breastfeeding made her look at her body a different way
Clarice elaborates on how breastfeeding saves lives and the planet
Giane reminds us that women empowerment can begin by seeing breastfeeding as more than a feeding issue
Liza thought she was only breastfeeding for her child