Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers

This past Sunday the Algonquin Chapter of Breastfeeding USA had a walk in support of the fundraising efforts for Best for Babes and Breastfeeding USA. In honor of National Breastfeeding Month and this year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme—“Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers”.  This is the first nationwide personal fitness challenge to get America behind breastfeeding and get families and mothers the support they need . It was a perfect day at Cuba Marsh in Lake Zurich on Sunday to do just that.

Breastfeeding USA, Inc. provides evidence-based information and support, and promotes breastfeeding as the biological and cultural norm. We accomplish this through a network of accredited breastfeeding counselors and comprehensive resources for the benefit of mothers and babies, families, and communities.

The mission of Best for Babes is to change the cultural perception of breastfeeding and Beat the Breastfeeding Booby Traps®–the cultural, institutional and legal barriers that prevent parents from making informed feeding decisions and that prevent moms from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals (whether that’s 2 days, 2 months or 2 years) without judgment, pressure or guilt.

Studies show that women are most successful with a breastfeeding relationship when they have a good support system. I would argue that motherhood in general is more rewarding for this same reason. :) If you would like to donate to this great cause feel free to do so here. Donations will continue to be accepted until the end of October. 

The Algonquin Breastfeeding USA meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month and meets at Radiant Heart Yoga (1130 Main St) from 10a-12p. These meetings are lead by an amazing breastfeeding counselor Aimee and lactation consultant Beth. Meetings are always free and no one cares if you show up late, still in your pajamas or unshowered. :) Meetings are welcome to pregnant mothers to be as well.