BreastFeeding awareness week.

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BreastFeeding awareness week.

DS1 was born the week after World Breastfeeding Week in 2008, but I loved all the nursing mamas signature pictures. The next year I forgot ( although I was still nursing) This year I have been anticipating it, but haven't seen any organized effort in encouraging the siggy pics. Did I miss it or am I ahead of the game?

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Yep it's next week! I'm attending the Big Latch On here in Tucson!

alwayssmile's picture
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Never even heard of it!

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They have a big latch on near here, not sure if I can make it or not, I think I have a meeting the same day.
I will have to find a siggie picture. Don't they usually do a total of how long the entire board has breastfed for as well? I am excited to add my time to the count this year.

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Oh yeah, I remember that. . .

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Amy - your siggy pix is adorable! Love it!

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I'm sad because there's an event an hour north and an hour south of me but nothing in between. Sad

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Hmm I've never heard of the latch on days but that sounds fun. Maybe I'll see if there's anything going on in the woods where we live. Either way, I'm excited to make a cute pic for the week. Smile

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"TB34" wrote:

Amy - your siggy pix is adorable! Love it!

thanks. . .I'm seriously debating making it my profile picture on facebook next week but I'm concerned about how many of my "older" family members would be offended by my breast being publicly posted.

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You can barely even tell its a boob. Very tasteful if you ask me.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

You can barely even tell its a boob. Very tasteful if you ask me.

I agree!

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Sorry gal! i've been a bad host Sad we do usually do breastfeeding week siggies and in my craziness to get my clinical done and being all big and prego it slipped my mind.

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Thanks for the reminder! I need to do a siggy, too!

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Oh yeah... I forgot about it too.. I am going to to try really hard to get a nice tasteful breastfeeding twins pic for this. I too would love to have it as my profile pic on facebook, but I know that the majority of my friends would not appreciate it. Wink Maybe on google+, even though I have very few friends, I can still choose who to share it with. Wink

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I have decided that since I have it saved and edited on photobucket, i will Share it to my facebook on Monday. I don't think I can make it a profile picture from photobucket and I can't re-edit it on my computer. SO. . .I will go out on a limb and post it once and see what kind of responses I get.

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"AmyJo86268" wrote:

I have decided that since I have it saved and edited on photobucket, i will Share it to my facebook on Monday. I don't think I can make it a profile picture from photobucket and I can't re-edit it on my computer. SO. . .I will go out on a limb and post it once and see what kind of responses I get.

I know Erin and I downloaded our photobucket pictures to the computer and then uploaded it to facebook as our profile pictures. We apparently had no life and did this last night. Lol So far I've gotten 1 like! Smile

I never post pictures like this on FB, but I realized that I probably should so that it comes across as normal and not something to be hidden. It's not like you're seeing nipple or anything!

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My DH's Grandma "liked" mine! My extended family is all supportive of BFing. I haven't ever received comments that might anger me about it. We'll see if that changes when I'm nursing a 2 year old!

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I actually just popped in to look for the time thread- so excited to post my combined times this year!!!

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I don't know why it took so much digging, but I finally found the Big Latch On event locations (by state) after digging for a while. Here's the link if anyone wants to see what's in their area:
http://lllusa.org/wbw/BigLatchOn.php#Events

The only one in my state is about two hours north. Oh well. I'm sure we can find a super public place to nurse proudly.

ETA: I agree on the siggy pic, very tasteful indeed.

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Here's mine! I'm going to do another one with a little less boob and put it on my facebook, I think. It doesn't have much boob to begin with, but I am kind on a modest person and I'd feel more comfortable. I kept pulling my shirt down but LO did not care for that!

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Jackie, I saw your siggy on th CD board, and figured I'd jump over here to check it out. This is so cool! I'll try and get a good one of me with the twins in the morning! Smile

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Closest Latch-On Location is 2 hours from me. I will try and get a good pic tomorrow. Love all the siggy pics so far!

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were with ya!

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

I never post pictures like this on FB, but I realized that I probably should so that it comes across as normal and not something to be hidden. It's not like you're seeing nipple or anything!

ITA! Biggrin And changed my profile to the one in my siggy.

I love all the breastfeeding pics ladies! :kaos3:

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I am not currently nursing, but I have the pic from when I was, so I decided to make a siggy, too Smile

AmyJo86268's picture
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all this siggy pics make me happy! Thanks for joining in this year!

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I am going to see if I can get Jordan to nurse after her nap so I can get a pic. We usually don't nurse then but I want to catch a pic in the light since bedtime will be the next time she will nurse. Wish me luck. Smile I remember calculating that I had breastfed Jordan about 1,000 times last year. What are we up to now??!

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Congrats ladies to everyone on their breastfeeding milestones and celebrating breastfeeding week! We are coming upon our 2 year mark and never in a million years did I think I would still be breastfeeding and enjoying it soo much!

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Pic in my siggy. I never got any pics of DS1 nursing Sad

Kayla1981's picture
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Well, obviously I got one! Biggrin