Thursday, 1 August 2013

World Breastfeeding Week

Here at Little Scribbles, we are passionate supporters of breastfeeding and regular readers will know that we champion breastfeeding wherever possible.  For National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, in June, we posted about our experiences of breastfeeding and spoke about some of the brilliant breastfeeding and babywearing books that we have available on the site. This week sees the start of World Breastfeeding Week (1-7th August) and the theme is ' Breastfeeding support: Close to Mothers. With traditional support from families not always available, women have an ever increasing dependence on various community support networks,such as lactation consultants, midwives and counsellors. This week will hopefully raise awareness of the difficulties that breastfeeding mothers face and promote the excellent work of peer counsellors that support thousands of women each year. To learn more about WBW, take a look at the website  and see how you can get involved.

Raising awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the support that is out there, is very important. When thinking about what books to stock on our site, those that featured breastfeeding images were top priority. Breastfeeding in, in our family, is the most natural thing in the world and is a normal part of our everyday life. Often, children's books are filled with images of babies with bottles and dummies with little focus on breastfeeding, which can make breastfeeding seem a little less ' normal ' for a lot of children reading picture books. There are some great breastfeeding books out there to help educate children, as well as lots of picture books that simply portray breastfeeding as part of everyday life. We have a small selection of books featuring breastfeeding on the site, with plans to build a beautiful library of books to cater for more people. Take a look at Little Scribbles' Stories and if you fancy winning one of our books, just enter our competition via the rafflecopter below. 

The competition will run from 1-7th August and winner will be announced 8th August. The winner can choose any children's book from the site ( does not include parenting books) , which will be posted out as soon as winners address is received.

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week we are offering 20% off all products until 7th August. Just enter BREASTISBEST at the checkout.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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