Friday, 3 August 2007
The week of August 1-7 marks World Breastfeeding Week, a global campaign to promote the benefits of breast milk as nothing short of the elixir of life for babies everywhere. This year more than 20,000 lactating mamas gathered in more than 400 sites in the Philippines to create the first Guinness World Record on Simultaneous Breastfeeding in Multiple Sites. The action group Children for Breastfeeding is trying to create another world record by getting mums together for a synchronised global boob feast. If you're not quite ready to make history, you can still support the cause simply by continuing to nurse your little one or make a statement by breastfeeding in a public place.
If you're still a little shy about feeding al fresco, there's a range of clothing and accessories that allow you to be more discreet. One fab product for milky mamas is The Belly Hugger, a stretchy piece of fabric that slides over to cover your belly when you lift your top to nurse. This spandex/cotton tube can be worn with your regular clothing and saves on the need to buy an elaborate new nursing wardrobe. The Belly Hugger keeps your post-partum tummy hidden and it can even be worn comfortably by expecting mothers to fill the gap between pre-pregnancy shirts and unbuttoned trousers. Pick one up at Tender Cargo.