I attended Milk For Thought's Latch On America event on Friday. It was a wonderful event. I don't think I can adequately describe how positive and excited everyone involved with the project is about breastfeeding and supporting mothers who breastfeed. I got there at about 11:30 and there were still a good number of moms with nurslings and even a dad or two! There were lots of local resources who had set up tables explaining what they do. It was really great being around similar minded people who are very excited and passionate about what they do. I made some new friends (hi Shannon and Joyce!!), saw some familiar faces, and even got recognized from the nursing photos Mae took! I have to admit that caught me off guard a little, but I did kinda love it.
I was lucky enough to sit and talk with Ryan Comfort, the man(!) behind the great idea. Two friends and I were able to pick his brain for the better part of an hour to find out what got him started and what his goals with the website are. We also told Ryan about our experiences and just how crucial support has been for us in having a successful breastfeeding relationship. He and his team have sat down with the US Surgeon General (twice!) to discuss the call to action to support breastfeeding. I left the event feeling extremely motivated to provide support to nursing mothers and mothers who were interested in nursing. I have been pumped ever since!
CONTEST HAS ENDED
I was able to buy some merch, including these awesome buttons which I will be giving one away to five lucky winners!!
CONTEST HAS ENDED
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Contest ends Friday, August 26 at 8pm CST.
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