World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six months old, and continued breastfeeding with the addition of nutritious complementary foods for up to two years or beyond.
To celebrate breastfeeding and raise awareness of how beneficial breastfeeding is, a few companies are offering free products related to breast feeding.
Udder Covers for nursing mothers are adorable nursing covers. With promo code “Breastfeeding”, you can get an Udder Cover for free, and pay only $11 shipping (in the US). Udder covers value at $34.95. Udder covers are also offering free nursing pads with the same promo code.
Seven Slings is a company that sells elastic slings for babies of all stages, from newborn to toddler. Also with promo code “Breastfeeding”, you can get a free sling and pay only shipping (about $11 shipping). Seven slings value at $39.95.
US residents can also enter to win The Ultimate Breastfeeding Giveaway for nursing moms at Simply Real Moms. Hurry – there can only be one winner. The giveaway is valued at over $400.
This year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme is “Talk to Me: Breastfeeding, a 3-D Experience.” The focus is on the importance of connection between mother and baby (two-dimensional) but also the third dimension of support from the healthcare provider, friends, family, lactation consultants and community.