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World Breastfeeding Week 2013

Happy Breastfeeding Week! All milking mama’s Breastfeeding week starts today till August 7. Here in Dubai though we celebrate it in November because the country observes Ramadan this month. LittleMiss turned 13 months and still breastfeeding. I weaned V from the breast weeks before he turned 2 years old, this time though I have no plans of weaning her by that age. I would like to thank my MIL for staying with us when I gave birth and for my husband C for the support and always cheering that we can do it. Thank you also to Breastfeeding Q&A UAE Group for the listening, advise and stories that accompanied me on the wee hours while I feed my baby. Read more abouth this years theme at World Breastfeeding Week Reach out and share your breastfeeding journey Mama’s!

Breastfeeding Week 2012

Chloe and I just came home for our first Mama meeting at City Hospital and we also celebrated UAE’s breastfeeding week with all the Mums & Bubs.     It was nice to see Sameera & some Nurses who was a great help to us during our stay at City Hospital. I will be forever grateful for the care and support (especially for breastfeeding) they gave us during and after our stay.     All Mum’s who managed to exclusively breastfeed their babies till 6 months was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation & The Golden Bow.   I didn’t know that there is an official symbol for breastfeeding which is the Golden Bow, read more about it here.   If you’re wondering whether mothers can breastfeed in public places here in UAE, the answer is YES! “Islam promotes and protects the right of a baby to breastmilk” I breastfeed Chloe everywhere (cafe, restaurant, grocery, & mall) with a feeding cover and sometimes just using a burp cloth or shawl. If you do want to feed …