International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding

June 27th 2015

International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding

A very exciting and important declaration by the mayor of San Diego will be made on June 27th.  Thanks to the hard work of Vanessa Simmons, a photographer and founder of NormalizeBreastfeeding.Org, it is hopeful that many other cities will follow suit and declare this day the International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding.  This day is a proclamation of support and awareness to breastfeeding mothers everywhere.
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Normalizing breastfeeding is so important!

Normalizing breastfeeding is so important because, even though it is natural, it is not always easy.  We often have many obstacles to overcome, such as poor latch, sore nipples, and mastitis; we shouldn’t also have to worry about acceptance and ignorance out in public! I hope this campaign will help mother’s reach their breastfeeding goals, feel confident and proud to feed their babies out and about, and encourage new moms to seek the help and support they need to continue breastfeeding their children until they are ready to stop.

Click here to read the proclamation.    #idtNBF #NormalizeBfing

Here are other ways for you to get involved:

Join the event on Facebook and share it with your friends! Help increase the event visibility on social media and participate by liking, commenting and sharing event posts.

Upload a video to YouTube or post a pledge on the event page as a status update or photo with #idtNBF ‪#‎NormalizeBfing‬ ‪#‎TakethePledge‬

{Breastfeeding/Pumping Moms}
“I pledge to nurse/pump whenever necessary, to nourish my baby, toddler, or child with breast milk as often as possible, until I am ready to stop.” YOUR NAME

{Support}
“I pledge to SUPPORT moms to nurse/pump whenever necessary, to nourish their baby, toddler, or child with breast milk as often as possible, until they are ready to stop.” YOUR NAME

Start a local group in your area – http://goo.gl/mgZjsx

#idtNBF On 6/27/15, the Mayor of San Diego – Kevin Faulconer, will Proclaim the first International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding and our theme for this year is “Take the Pledge to #NormalizeBfing.” We are sharing this proclamation with major cities all around the world and need the support of all of the breastfeeding pages and groups here on Facebook! Vanessa Simmons has, personally, spent countless hours over the past year photographing, creating groups around the world, and blogging to support breastfeeding families. Now you can now you can watch her LIVE podcast on YouTube on Friday/Saturday mornings! @NormalizeBreastfeeding.org

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