Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival Topics 2014

DSC_0499The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival starts two weeks from today! Are you so excited?! I am! So mark your calendars and participate in as many topics as you can!

We’ve already had a few volunteers for guest posting on this blog (thanks ladies!) and I would love it if we can get the spots filled by the time the Carnival opens. It would certainly take a lot of stress off my very-pregnant plate! So please email me ASAP at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com if you’d like to reserve your topic. Also email me if you’re not on the mailing list yet so you can get notifications/reminders about the Carnival.

Friday, July 18th – What are your breastfeeding goals? Do you want to nurse for at least 6 months? A year? As long as your child wants? Why is this your goal?

Saturday, July 19th – What’s your breastfed story? Tell us your story of if/how you were nursed and how you feel that’s effected your breastfeeding goals now.

Sunday, July 20th – Who has helped you to reach your breastfeeding goals? A supportive partner, helpful friend, organization, etc.? How did they help you?

Monday, July 21st – What’s your breastfeeding mantra? Sometimes when the going gets rough we have to remind ourselves of our breastfeeding goals. What were the thoughts that got you by when you were experiencing issues or frustration with nursing?

Tuesday, July 22nd – What has helped you reach your breastfeeding goals? Is there a particular product out there that helped you to breastfeed? Maybe an SNS system that kept your baby at the breast or a pillow that helped you through those late nights. Tell us your must have!

Wednesday, July 23rd – Breastfeeding photos. Share photos of your nursling!

Thursday, July 24th – Then and now: how have your breastfeeding goals changed? Maybe you started off wanting to just try it out and ended up an activist for child-led weaning. Maybe your goals have stayed the same from the beginning. Tell us about it!

Friday, July 25th – Non-traditional support. We all know how our world is changing. Has someone helped you through the internet? Is there a book you read to get breastfeeding answers? Be creative!

Saturday, July 26th – How have you helped another mom to reach her breastfeeding goals? Have you supported a friend, started advocacy, etc?

Sunday, July 27th – Breastfeeding in public. We all know that life goes on while breastfeeding and leaving the house means breastfeeding in public. Tell us your stories, thoughts, and so on.

Monday, July 28th – What’s your favorite long-term breastfeeding benefit? We all know that breastfeeding has a whole host of long-term benefits for both baby and mom, which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, July 29th – How has breastfeeding changed the way you parent? The good and the bad, write it here!

Wednesday, July 30th – Babywearing photos. Do you babywear? Show us!

Thursday, July 31st – How has breastfeeding changed your life? We know all about the physical benefits of breastfeeding, but what about the emotional side? How has breastfeeding effected you as a person?

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