when my kids are sick, i say all bets are off, and we cuddle, nurse, sleep all tangled up, eat what feels good and watch DVDs on the computer. sometimes this makes it harder to get back on track, but what else can you do?
the monkey hasn't been eating barely at all, so it's nurse nurse nurse for now.
aside from that little update, i thought i would also share some other breastfeeding-related news:
- i found some recent breastfeeding statistics for canada that i couldn't find when i was putting together my previous post. 74% of women initiate breastfeeding (only!?) and 43% nurse for at least 6 months.
- i came across the stats reading an excellent series about nestle and its evil ways at PhD in Parenting. i grew up boycotting nestle and still do, but i hadn't kept up with all the details of its corporate madness. the series also shares lots of related information about breastfeeding, the formula industry, advertising, the health care profession and just so very much to get outraged about and say 'noooo! how can this be????'
- i just found out about this october carnival of breastfeeding on what i wish i'd known. october 19th is the deadline for submissions and the carnival will be posted on the 26th. if my little coughers & hackers in this house give me a break at some point, then i will try to submit something. you should too!