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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!

20th World Breastfeeding Week

  August marks breastfeeding month. Aug 1-7 is 20th World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) with the theme “Understanding the Past – Planning the Future: Celebrating 10 years of WHO/UNICEF’s Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.”     UAE on the other hand celebrates WBW in November each year as decided by the Ministry of Health. I don’t have any information of any activities happening on November just yet, I will surely write about it once I get some information. What I can share with you is the wonderful helpful and supportive group here in UAE – Breastfeeding Q&A Dubai UAE. “A non-profit Dubai base support group to help mothers to breastfeed through mother to mother support. The admin are volunteers trained in breastfeeding management and support.” If you are in the UAE and would like to know more about breastfeeding and want to have a support group away from home click on the link above. Plenty of moms will be available to answer your questions or just listen to your worries.   To end this post I’m sharing …