Mothers Sharing Breastmilk
"We can forsee a time when women protect each other and help one another feed their babies, so that every mother feels whole and no mother feels broken or that her body is failing her" - www.hm4hb.net/about-us
According to a joint statement by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): "The best food for a baby who cannot be breastfed is milk expressed from the mother's breast or from another healthy mother. The best food for any baby whose own mother's milk is not available is the breast milk of another healthy mother" (UNICEF, p. 48).
Why then are we handing our money over to massive conglomerates who put profit first, over the health of our babies, making ourselves and each other feel terrible for doing so, instead of supporting and valuing each other and each Mother in our communities?
Many people's initial thought is that breast milk from another Mother may not be 'safe' or screened, so that formula is the best choice. If you believe that formula milk is risk-free, then you may find it interesting to do some research.
www.babymilkaction.org/about-us is a good place to start.
If you are interested to explore pregnancy, birth and parenting in more depth, you are welcome to join us at one of our next events.
On September 6th 2014 between 2pm-6pm we have arranged a lovely afternoon for you to come and view an inspirational film about birth and meet other parents and parents-to-be over drinks and nibbles at The Anantara on the Palm.
You will also have the wonderful opportunity to discuss any of your niggling questions with the Q&A panel of pregnancy, birth and parenting specialists.
Tickets are limited, so please get them HERE, to avoid disappointment.
Or you could book a place for you and your birth partner on the first retreat of its kind in Dubai, on September 18th 2014 by clicking HERE.
By attending a Birth Zone retreat you will explore a variety of research and evidence based topics that are relevant to women and families in the Middle East.
You can prepare for a healthy pregnancy, birth and parenting journey, supported by other pregnant women, birth specialists and your chosen birth partner.
Be pampered in a relaxing environment while learning about how your body works and how you can best enable it to function.
If you have been affected by any of the topics that we cover, we would love to hear from you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your story - we are listening.
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