Monday, 28 May 2012

Keep Britain Breastfeeding - My Involvement

24th-30th June 2012 is National Breastfeeding Week.
Last year, the government funding for the National Breastfeeding Week was cut. Despite all the evidence of the benefits of breastfeeding, especially its ability to cut the risk of obesity and diabetes, the government decided that encouraging women to breastfeed, providing support and advice, and normalising breastfeeding was not as important as, say, spending extra money on the Olympics, or aircraft carriers that won't carry anything, or giving every school a copy of the Bible in a difficult to understand translation! (It's not the Bible I disapprove of, but the antiquated language.)
So, various groups and individuals took the initiative to run the week themselves, organising activities and fundraisers around the country to ensure the importance of breastfeeding was highlighted.
This year, one event is the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt. I will be involved in this, blogging once a week through June on different aspects of breastfeeding. There will be lots of blogs to read, and opportunities to win goodies.
If you want to join the hunt, or just want to find out more, click the pic:
Keep Britain Breastfeeding

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