Friday, September 17, 2010

Facebook has done it again!

Yet again Facebook has taken our publishing rights away!

The original "If breastfeeding offends you, put a blanket over YOUR head!" group had over 300,000 members. Facebook removed our publishing rights for no apparent reason and I began a new group by the same name. That new group reached only 30,000 fans. Yet again I have logged into Facebook to discover that my publishing rights were removed. At this point, I don't feel it is worth the effort to start *another* group. Please feel free to stick around on this blog as a source for information and hopefully some giveaways in the future. And thank you to everyone who supported the Facebook group!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Enter to win a FREE funky pro-breastfeeding t-shirt!

Enter to win a FREE funky pro-breastfeeding t-shirt!
This giveaway is open worldwide!


This shirt is 100% cotton and professionally silk screen printed, so it won't crack or fade. Check out Goidellick Design's other items including pro-breastfeeding tote bags here.
The winner will be able to choose from any size on Goidellick Design's site.


How to enter:

-Just post a link to this giveaway somewhere. We don't care where. Post it on your facebook page, a breastfeeding forum you visit, anywhere you want! Leave a comment with your e-mail address and make sure you add "I posted a link."

How to get additional entries and increase your odds of winning:

-Visit Goidellick Design's site and leave a comment here telling us which product you like the most. Be sure to include your e-mail address.

-Come up with an idea for a logo parody design that you would like to see on a t-shirt. For example, on another one of their products they changed the "Subway, eat fresh" logo to be "Breastmilk, eat fresh." Comment with your idea and be sure to add your e-mail address.

This giveaway will be open until Friday, August 20!

(Do you have a product you would like to giveaway right here on the blog? Thousands of people view each blog entry so your product will get plenty of publicity while one lucky person gets to try it for free! E-mail me at jessica@ifbreastfeedingoffendsyou.org for details.)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Enter to win a FREE breastfeeding logo cloth diaper!

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week!

Enter to win FREE breastfeeding logo cloth diapers from Cheeky Diapers!


This giveaway is open to the USA and Canada only.
There will be 2 winners.
One winner will receive a fitted pocket and one winner will receive a diaper cover.

Left: fitted pocket, Right: PUL cover



The fitted pocket is One-Size from 8-35 pounds and is completely organic cotton and comes with a snap-in insert lined with organic cotton fleece. See more about Cheeky Diapers' pockets here.

The One-Size Cover is made with Fabrite PUL and has the same organic cotton woven on the outside. It fits from 10-40 pounds. See more about Cheeky Diapers' covers here.

How to enter:

-Just post a link to this giveaway somewhere. We don't care where. Post it on your facebook page, a breastfeeding forum you visit, anywhere you want! Leave a comment with your e-mail address and make sure you add "I posted a link."

How to get extra entries and increase your odds of winning:

-Become a fan of Cheeky Diapers on facebook. Leave a comment HERE with your e-mail address and "I became a fan."

-Check out Cheeky Diapers' online store and leave a comment HERE telling us which diaper design is your favorite. Be sure to include your e-mail address.

-Use the create your own diaper option on Cheeky Diapers' page and tell us what you come up with in a comment HERE. Be sure to leave your e-mail address!

This giveaway will close on Wednesday, August 4, 2010.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Win a FREE amber teething necklace from Inspired by Finn!


This giveaway is open to the USA and Canada only.

The winner will have their choice of any baltic amber product that is 16 inches or less (that would include youth necklaces and adult bracelets and anklets, but does NOT include adult necklaces). It MUST be an item that is currently in stock.

If you are not familiar with Baltic amber teething necklaces, they are a nursing mother's best friend when their baby is teething. On contact, Baltic amber is an all natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, and when a little one doesn't have teething discomfort, nursing Mom's rarely get bit!

To get more scientific, baltic amber contains succinic acid (that's the natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory). When worn on bare skin, your body heat releases small amounts of it which are absorbed into the body. I personally use one on my son and it works wonders! So does one of our moderators. Baltic amber is great for adults with chronic pain due to arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, MS, etc. So even if your baby isn't teething anymore, maybe Grandma or Grandpa would like an amber bracelet.

You can view Inspired by Finn's website here.

How to enter:

Just leave a comment with your first name and e-mail address!

How to earn extra entries and increase your odds of winning:

1. Become a fan of Inspired by Finn on facebook. Leave a comment with your name and e-mail address saying "I became a fan."

2. Post a link to this giveaway on another site. Leave a comment saying "I posted a link" and include your name and e-mail address.

Special incentives for becoming a facebook fan:

Go to Inspired by Finn's facebook page.

TO SAVE 20% on an order with them, join by clicking the "Like" button toward the top of their "Wall" tab.

TO SAVE 25%, join them by clicking the "Like" button + use the "Suggest to Friends" link near the top left of this "Wall" tab to suggest this page to your Facebook friends.

The discount code is entered/applied during checkout, and the discount is given off of prices on their website - www.InspiredByFinn.com

The codes to use once you have completed the criteria above -

To save 20%: FB20
To save 25%: FB25

The winner will be chosen Friday, June 25.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Enter to win a FREE Hoodie with our slogan on it!



A few weeks ago we asked which product you would most like to see being given away.

The winner was obvious, you guys LOVE our hoodies!

So we are giving away a free hoodie to one lucky winner!

This giveaway is open worldwide!

The winner will be chosen Fri., June 25!






The winner will have their choice of any one of our hoodies (there are several choices besides the ones shown). To visit our store and see all of our products for sale click here.

How to enter:

Leave a comment with your first name and e-mail address. Easy, right?






How to get extra entries and increase your odds of winning:


1. Visit our online store here and tell us what product should be our next one to give away. Please note that we have already given away onesies and bumper stickers, so pick something more interesting! Whatever seems most popular we will give away next time! Leave another comment with your name, e-mail address, and what product you want given away.

2. Share this link somewhere (anywhere!) and leave another comment with your name, e-mail address, and "I shared a link."

3. Join our facebook group and suggest to any friends you think will be interested. Leave another comment with your name, e-mail address, and "I suggested to friends."

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Enter to win a FREE Sweet Knee Bun Glaze from Natural Pure Essentials!

Enter to win a free bottle of Sweet Knee Bun Glaze from Natural Pure Essentials!

This giveaway is USA only. Sorry guys! (In a few days we will have THREE worldwide freebies so stick around!)

Enter to win a bottle of Sweet Knee Bun Glaze, the non-medicated alternative to diaper ointment. Bun glaze is all natural and free of barrier type ingredients such as petrolatum, zinc or titanium which clog the pores preventing the skin from breathing.

Bun glaze can be drizzled directly onto the skin so there is no need to get your hands involved.

Ingredients: Althea officinalis (marshmallow) leaf*, Plantago major (plantain) leaf*, Calendula officinalis (calendula) flowers*, Matricaria recutita (German chamomile) flowers* infused in Olea europaea (olive) oil*; Helianthus annus (Sunflower) oil*, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter*, beeswax.

*certified organic ingredients

This giveaway will be open 10 days. One winner will be chosen on Friday, June 18.

How to enter:

Visit Natural Pure Essentials' store and leaving a comment telling which product you like. Also include your name and e-mail address.

How to get extra entries:

Become a fan of Natural Pure Essentials on facebook. Leave another comment saying "I became a fan" and include your name and e-mail address.

Follow Natural Pure Essentials on twitter. Leave another comment saying "I am following on twitter" and include your name and e-mail address.

Suggest "If breastfeeding offends you, put a blanket over YOUR head!" to your friends on facebook. Leave another comment saying "I suggested the group on facebook" and include your name and e-mail address.

Post a link to this giveaway anywhere! Leave another comment saying "I posted a link" and include your name and e-mail address.

Monday, May 31, 2010

25 *MORE* winners will be chosen! Enter to win a product from Sounds for Silence!


25 *NEW* Winners will be chosen!
The rules are different than our normal giveaways. Read carefully! Commenting on this post WILL NOT enter you in the contest.


Remember a few weeks ago when Sounds for Silence gave away 25 of their baby settling products to "If breastfeeding offends you..." readers? Well, they liked you all so much they want to do it again! 25 more people will be chosen as readers. If you did NOT win last time, you may enter again!

Sounds for Silence is an incredible Baby Settling Program that, in clinical studies, has been found to sooth 9 out of 10 crying babies in under 2 minutes. The program is award winning and the Dr. that developed the product has been working on the system for over 20 years.

The system consists of a CD of loud household noises, mixed with fetal sounds, that is very calming to any crying baby and works best on newborns from 0 –1 year. The CD also comes with a gorgeous book about Baby Health and answers most question any new parent may have regarding health. You can learn more about the program here.



To be eligible, you MUST become a fan of Dr. Harry on facebook. Leave a comment on Dr. Harry's facebook wall page saying "Enter me to win." The winners will be notified via facebook message. This giveaway is U.S.A. only!

If you would like to increase your odds of winning you may post a link to Dr. Harry's fan page on your own facebook. Leave another comment on Dr. Harry's facebook page saying "I posted a link."

This giveaway will be open for 5 days!

Please note that "If breastfeeding offends you, put a blanket over YOUR head!" is in no way affiliated with Sounds for Silence or Dr. Harry nor do we endorse any medical information given by Dr. Harry. This is a free product giveaway being offered by Sounds for Silence.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Check out the NEW products in our store!

Due to the immense popularity of our t-shirts, onesies, and bumper stickers we have added all sorts of new products to our store.



Our new products include hoodies, track suits, pins, clocks, posters, ceramic drink holders, messenger bags, beach totes, keepsake boxes, mousepads, and much more. Check out the store to take a look at our new items! Click here to go to the store.

In the comments let us know which of the *NEW* products you like! (The old products include the tshirts, onesies, mugs, and bumper stickers)

We're going to do a giveaway of three of the new products. Which ones do you guys want to see up for grabs?!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Enter to win a FREE autographed copy of "The No Cry Sleep Solution"

U.S.A. only!



Up for grabs is an autographed copy of Elizabeth Pantley's "The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night"

To enter, simply leave a comment with your name and e-mail address.

Would you like to increase your odds of winning?

  • Post a link to this giveaway somewhere else. Leave another comment saying "I posted a link."
  • Become a fan of Elizabeth Pantley on facebook. Leave another comment saying "I became a fan."
  • Donate $1 to "If breastfeeding offends you, put a blanket over YOUR head!" Currently, we have registered our domain name for a full year thanks to your donations. Now we are planning on getting our "Thanks for breastfeeding" cards printed en masse and distributing them to people who can't print them themselves. To see the cards click here. This is a project we hope to be able to do within the next few months (right now our funds are empty). Hopefully we will be able to send these cards out free of charge to as many people as possible! To donate, click the donate button at the top of the page.
  • Donate $1 to the Saving Penises cause. Saving Penises is a non-profit group based out of Washington D.C. whose purpose is to supply parents with accurate information regarding intact infant care & circumcision. They use the funds to send out information packs regarding circumcision and care of intact infants. It is a great cause that "If breastfeeding offends you, put a blanket over YOUR head!" proud to support. If you don't support it then by all means, feel free to ignore this. :) Leave another comment saying "I donated to SP." Donations may be sent via PayPal.
Be sure to stick around for more because Elizabeth has offered to give away an autographed copy of each one of her books on our blog! Elizabeth is a breastfeeding supporter and we love her books!

Winner will be chosen on Tuesday May 18!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

25 winners will be chosen! Enter to win a product from "Sounds for Silence"


25 Winners will be chosen!
The rules are different than our normal giveaways. Read carefully! Commenting on this post WILL NOT enter you in the contest.


Sounds for Silence is an incredible Baby Settling Program that, in clinical studies, has been found to sooth 9 out of 10 crying babies in under 2 minutes. The program is award winning and the Dr. that developed the product has been working on the system for over 20 years.

The system consists of a CD of loud household noises, mixed with fetal sounds, that is very calming to any crying baby and works best on newborns from 0 –1 year. The CD also comes with a gorgeous book about Baby Health and answers most question any new parent may have regarding health. You can learn more about the program here.



To be eligible, you MUST become a fan of Dr. Harry on facebook. Leave a comment on Dr. Harry's facebook wall page saying "Enter me to win." The winners will be notified via facebook message. This giveaway is U.S.A. only!

If you would like to increase your odds of winning you may post a link to Dr. Harry's fan page on your own facebook. Leave another comment on Dr. Harry's facebook page saying "I posted a link."

This giveaway will be open for 5 days!


Please note that "If breastfeeding offends you, put a blanket over YOUR head!" is in no way affiliated with Sounds for Silence or Dr. Harry nor do we endorse any medical information given by Dr. Harry. This is a free product giveaway being offered by Sounds for Silence.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

World War II is Responsible for the Decline of Breastfeeding in the U.S.




Infant formula was invented by Henri Nestle in 1860, but it didn’t actually become popular until the 1940s. The main cause for this sudden increase in popularity was World War II. Before the war the vast majority of women were homemakers who stayed home with their children and left the jobs to the men. As the war continued, women were called to the workforce to support their country by doing the jobs that men who went overseas to fight had left behind. In fact, the number of women in the labor force increased 210% from 1940 to 1985. It was this sudden desire and ability for women to leave the housewife life behind that formula companies saw and capitalized on by starting huge advertisement and free sample campaigns to normalize bottle feeding and, of course, get rich in the process.


Kathryn Davis, age 60, is the daughter of a decorated WWII veteran. A self-proclaimed history buff, Kathryn has spent her entire life studying WWII and its effects on the population of the United States.


"I think World War II was the biggest influence on the decline of breastfeeding. It was the first time in U.S. history that women could really enter the workforce. They needed them to build the planes, bombs, tanks, and munitions but if they were breastfeeding babies they couldn't do that on the scale needed. Formula and bottles became quite popular at that time because they needed to be able to leave their babies behind to help the war efforts. The baby boomer generation is really the first generation to have been bottle fed on the large scale. The attitude was that the more intelligent, educated, and sophisticated people bottlefed. If you saw someone breastfeeding you automatically assumed that they were an ignorant country bumpkin. It wasn't that breastfeeding was uncommon, it’s just that the bottle was more common. When my sister had her kids in the 60s they were automatically bottlefed and she was even given a shot to dry up her milk. By the time the 80s came around and I was having my children people were beginning to become more educated about breastfeeding. My doctor didn't influence me either way but basically told me that breastfeeding for the first month was good enough. Of course, I was given tons of formula samples and free bottles at every doctor visit."


Improved communications, especially printing, enabled intensive commercial promotion of artificial milks. Financial support of hospitals and physicians by manufacturers also hastened the decline in breastfeeding. Milk manufacturers also began campaigns in other countries to bring our “better” and “safer” method of feeding babies.


Once women were proving themselves in the workplace as equals to men feminism was born. Especially in the 1960s feminists encouraged women get away from their babies and start living their lives. It’s ironic that feminism, the concept of women supporting each other, actually created a situation where women who chose to stay with their babies and feed them naturally were looked down upon and even shamed for being anti-progressive to women’s rights. As a consequence, we ended up with a widespread loss of understanding of its importance and a declining ability of health professionals to support it. It was the perfect opportunity for formula companies to aggressively advertise and slip money into the pockets of doctors.


By the late-1930’s, the use of commercially manufactured breast milk substitutes became very common, especially in developed countries. Because they were unaware of how grossly inferior these artificial substitutes were, physicians advocated for bottle feeding over breastfeeding for many mothers. The effects of the promotion of bottle feeding and breast milk substitutes became evident during the post-World War II baby boom (1946-1956), when breastfeeding rates at hospital discharge dropped to 25%.


After that time there was a rebirth of breastfeeding, which many believe was due to the efforts of a small, but vocal group of women at that time considered fanatics, La Leche League International. Slowly but surely the news spread that breast was best and many others joined the crusade to get breastfeeding normalized. By 1982 approximately 62% were breastfeeding in the hospital and 27% at six months. Currently in-hospital breastfeeding rates are around 70%.


Ultimately, both good and bad consequences came from women being called to the labor force. These days women can get a job doing almost anything that a man can, and no one can deny that the feminist movement led to women achieving greater rights and being treated like equals. It is simply unfortunate and sad that in order for that to happen, many babies had to be left behind with an artificial breast propped in their mouths. This history of breastfeeding and infant formula also raises a red flag about the intentions of formula companies and shows that they have historically put their wallets before their concern for infant health. Formula is a blessing for babies who are unable to receive breast milk, but the companies that manufacture it have proven time and time again that they are not to be trusted.



Friday, April 30, 2010

The winners have been chosen!

The winner of the "I love mom" or "My mom rocks" t-shirt is...


Elissa
(shroutclan6@yahoo.com)


The winner of the "Breast Milk" cola-style tote bag is...


Kate
mistress-orton@hotmail.com


The winners of the autographed copies of "The No Cry Separation Anxiety Solution" are...


Jenai
buggin4love@hotmail.com


Ann
AnnNville@aol.com


Congratulations! I will be e-mailing you shortly to get your addresses. If you don't see my e-mail be sure to check your spam filter.



As I am sure you all know by now, our publishing rights were taken away on our old facebook page. I've filed an appeal but facebook has a history of unfairly disabling pages so I doubt it will help. We've started a new page by the same name here. While the old page had over 250,000 members, the new one has just barely 7,000. This is a bit of a problem for everyone because before our original page was disabled we lots of companies that wanted to giveaway freebies on our page, knowing that they would get plenty of publicity in return.

Now that our audience has shrunk considerably I am wary to post those pending giveaways knowing that the companies that generously offered to donate those items are unlikely to see a rise in sales because of it. Therefore, I am asking you if you like these freebies and want to continue to have them please invite your friends to join or facebook page.

We also had a project in the works to get thousands of 8x8 high quality cards printed with the breastfeeding logo and mail them out worldwide to be placed in the windows of stores and businesses that respect a woman's right to nurse anytime, anywhere. But again, now that we have lost track of so many members it is probably going to be impossible to raise the money required to do this. The more our page spreads around the more good we can do, thanks to everyone for your support.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Image of Breastfeeding

As promised, a collection of photos we were emailed in. Thank you ladies.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Facebook took away our publishing rights!

Facebook has taken away our ability to post on our facebook group!

I've started a new one here. I would appreciate it if you all joined and invited your friends. If you would like to remain updated on our giveaways and other news, join the new page.

We did NOT let facebook stop us when they removed our breastfeeding photos. We did NOT let them stop us when trolls spammed our page with hateful messages and pornography. And we will NOT let them stop us this time either!

Enter to win a FREE "My Mom Rocks" or "I (heart) Mom" tshirt!

Just in time for Mother's Day!

Enter to win a "My mom rocks" or "I (heart) Mom" t-shirt from Baby Bug Boutique. The girl's shirt ("I (heart) Mom")includes a cute hairbow. The winner will have the choice between the boy or girl shirt, in any size they want. Note that the 0-3 months size cannot be a tank top, only a onesie. Baby Bug Boutique conducts all of their business through their facebook page here.





To enter, leave a comment with your first name and e-mail address.

Want to increase your odds of winning? There are a few ways you can get extra entries. Leave a separate comment for each.

Check out Baby Bug Boutique on facebook Click here to see their facebook page. You'll have to send a friend request. Leave a comment saying "I added them on facebook."

Post a link to this giveaway on your facebook page or any website you want. Comment with "I posted a link."

Donate $1 to support our site For every $1 you donate to go towards supporting our cause and helping us on our upcoming project to distribute "breastfeeding friendly" signs to businesses worldwide (and many things we have planned in the future) you may enter and say "I donated $1." Use the donate button below.








The winner will be chosen Friday April, 30.

(Do you have a product you would like to giveaway right here on the blog? Thousands of people view each blog entry so your product will get plenty of publicity while one lucky person gets to try it for free! E-mail me at jessica@ifbreastfeedingoffendsyou.org for details.)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Enter to win a FREE funky pro-breastfeeding tote bag!

This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE!

Enter to win a funky pro breastfeeding cloth/tote bag. This bag is 100% cotton and professionally silk screen printed so it won't crack or fade. Check out Goidellick Design's other items including pro breastfeeding tee shirts here!






To enter, leave a comment with your first name and e-mail address.

Want to increase your odds of winning? There are a few ways you can get extra entries. Leave a separate comment for each.

Check out their site and tell us what product you like the best
Click here to view their store. Leave a comment telling us which product is your favorite.

Post a link to this giveaway on your facebook page or any website you want. Comment with "I posted a link."

Donate $1 to support our site For every $1 you donate to go towards supporting our cause and helping us on our upcoming project to distribute "breastfeeding friendly" signs to businesses worldwide (and many things we have planned in the future) you may enter and say "I donated $1." Use the donate button below.








The winner will be chosen Friday April, 30.

(Do you have a product you would like to giveaway right here on the blog? Thousands of people view each blog entry so your product will get plenty of publicity while one lucky person gets to try it for free! E-mail me at jessica@ifbreastfeedingoffendsyou.org for details.)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Enter to win a FREE autographed copy of "The No Cry Separation Anxiety Solution"

We are giving away TWO autographed copies of Elizabeth Pantley's new book The No Cry Separation Anxiety Solution - Gentle Ways to Make Good-bye Easy from Six Months to Six Years. A tear-free approach to child separation blues—from the bestselling No Cry author a generation of parents have come to trust.


To enter, leave a comment with your first name and e-mail address.

Want to increase your odds of winning? There are a few ways you can get extra entries. Leave a separate comment for each.

Become a fan of Elizabeth Pantley on facebook
Click here to view her fan page. Leave a comment on our blog saying "I became a fan."

Post a link to this giveaway on your facebook page or any website you want. Comment with "I posted a link."

Donate $1 to support our site For every $1 you donate to go towards supporting our cause and helping us on our upcoming project to distribute "breastfeeding friendly" signs to businesses worldwide (and many things we have planned in the future) you may enter and say "I donated $1." Use the donate button below.








Two winners will be chosen Friday April, 30.

(Do you have a product you would like to giveaway right here on the blog? Thousands of people view each blog entry so your product will get plenty of publicity while one lucky person gets to try it for free! E-mail me at jessica@ifbreastfeedingoffendsyou.org for details.)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Enter to win a FREE "If breastfeeding offends you..." tote bag!

This giveaway is open worldwide! Anyone may enter!

The winner will receive one tote with our design on it. This is a great bag to carry your stuff around in and when you sit down to feed your baby just put it right next to you to keep annoyingly rude people at bay.


To enter, leave a comment with your first name and e-mail address.

Want to increase your odds of winning? There are a few ways you can get extra entries. Leave a separate comment for each.

Tell us what subject you would like to see a blog post about
Just leave a comment with a suggestion.

Donate $1 to support our site For every $1 you donate to go towards supporting our cause and helping us purchase a domain and dedicated web space (and many things we have planned in the future) you may enter and say "I donated $1." Use the donate button below.







Post a link to this giveaway on your facebook page or any website you want. Comment with "I posted a link."

The winner will be chosen Thursday April, 22.

(Do you have a product you would like to giveaway right here on the blog? Thousands of people view each blog entry so your product will get plenty of publicity while one lucky person gets to try it for free! E-mail me at jdavis917820@gmail.com for details.)

Edited to add: Since so many people are asking - yes, we sell these and many other products with this logo over at our online store! Check em out!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Enter to win a FREE "Modest Middles" nursing top!

The winner of the "If breastfeeding offends you, put a blanket over YOUR head!" baby shirt is...
Amy! (fastjab21@yahoo.com)


Check out our next free giveaway - the Modest Middles nursing top!


Want to cover your back, tummy & sides while nursing in public & still wear the cute shirts in your closet? Then enter to win a Modest Middle! The "U" shaped front goes below the bra line so you can wear any nursing bra & make any shirt into a breastfeeding-friendly shirt. Let us know which color (black, white, nude) and size you would prefer. Go to http://www.modestmiddles.com for sizing information.



This giveaway is open to the U.S. only (the next giveaway WILL be international! I promise!).

To enter, leave *one* comment with your first name and e-mail address.

Want to increase your odds of winning? There are a few ways you can get extra entries.

Become a fan of Modest Middles on facebook Click here for their facebook page. Leave a comment with your name and e-mail address and say "I became a fan."

Donate $1 to support our site For every $1 you donate to go towards supporting our cause and helping us purchase a domain and dedicated web space (and many things we have planned in the future) you may enter and say "I donated $1." Use the donate button below.







Post a link to this giveaway on your facebook page or any website you want. Comment with "I posted a link."

The winner will be chosen Thursday April, 22.

(Do you have a product you would like to giveaway right here on the blog? Thousands of people view each blog entry so your product will get plenty of publicity while one lucky person gets to try it for free! E-mail me at jdavis917820@gmail.com for details.)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Enter to win a FREE "If Breastfeeding Offends You..." baby onesie!

That's right! We are giving away one "If breastfeeding offends you, put a blanket over YOUR head!" baby onesie in your choice of size (6M, 12M, 18M, or 24M) and your choice of color (white, pink, or blue). This is only available in the U.S.! Sorry! I just don't have the money to pay international shipping right now. We will be offering international giveaways at a later date though!

To enter, comment here on the blog. You MUST include first name and e-mail address. Just for fun, tell us what slogan you would like to see on a t-shirt. Winner will be chosen at random on Friday (April 16).



To see the onesie up for grabs (and our merchandise for sale) click here.

Part 2 of Sweet, Funny, and Cute: Babies nursing babies!

If you have ever nursed a baby into toddlerhood, or have nursed a younger child around their older siblings then odds are your child has imitated you breastfeeding. Maybe they even tried to use your breast pump! There's nothing cuter than a sweet, innocent little girl or boy pretending to feed babies the way nature intended! Enjoy these fan photos and if you would like your own included please e-mail it to: bfingpics@gmail.com


Logan about 20 months old pretending to breastfeed a doll, his little brother. Connor was a couple of months old.


Addison LOVED bf'ing her babies! Didn't take her long to catch on!

My son was tongue-tied and couldn't nurse well for the first few months, until he had his frenulum clipped several times, so I was pumping 8 times a day and feeding him almost exclusively from a bottle. Here is his big sister Eliana (2 years old)pumping milk for "her baby."

In this photo Bailee (my friends daughter) and my almost 4 yr old Shaylen are "pumping" during their pretend play being mommies. At the time I was still nursing my 14 month old and pumping a lot as I was finishing my teaching degree.

This is my youngest son, Tom. He was breastfed until 3 years and 7 months, and as you can see, loves to extend the same bounty to his doll!(His older sister was found at the age of 2, trying to express breast milk from herself to fill the little bottle that came with a doll she was given!)


I just wanted to share this photo of my daughter Seren who was 3 at the time, breastfeeding her baby.

My son (11m) crawling over the table, my daughter (4) nursing her dolly, and their favourite play mate(2).

This is my son Jacob (age 4) nursing a doll

My daughter, Freya aged 4, breastfeeding her twins just like Mummy

Attached is a picture of my 22mnth old daughter Breanna. She has become fascinated with breastfeeding since the birth of her brother (6mnths) and attempts to feed all her dolls and teddies- she has also tried it on her bewildered baby brother!

Wanted to have this added to the blog. It is a picture of my two year-old feeding her younger brother “just like mommy” as her brother struggles to get out of her grasp. She tries so hard to be like mommy.

This is my son, Bennie, breastfeeding his Elmo doll at 22.5 months old. His brother, Alexander, was born when he was 19 months old. After watching me feed Alexander for a few months, each time he would see me going for the boppy, he would insist that it was time to "feed Elmo" and try to wrestle the pillow away from me. Incidentally, because of complications, I only feed Alexander on one side, and Bennie got it right!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sweet, Funny, and Cute: Babies nursing babies!

If you have ever nursed a baby into toddlerhood, or have nursed a younger child around their older siblings then odds are your child has imitated you breastfeeding. Maybe they even tried to use your breast pump! There's nothing cuter than a sweet, innocent little girl or boy pretending to feed babies the way nature intended! Enjoy these fan photos and if you would like your own included please e-mail it to: bfingpics@gmail.com



"The picture is of my daughter Jaemara who I breastfed until she was just over 2. She was still being B/F at the time of the picture and I was pregnant with her younger brother."

Casidee, 2 1/2, nursing Snow White!

"3 year old Madeline phones home"


"Sophie nursing her twin babies :) She was almost 2 years old here." - Lauren, Moderator of our facebook page

"The child in the picture is my third and his name is Jacob. He was 20 months old when my youngest, Justin was born. After Justin was born I had some nipple trauma from improper latch and I had to pump for a week on one side until it was healed. Jacob saw it on my bed at one time and decided that he better help mommy get milk for the baby. I guess he thought, if you cant beat them, join them. It was so cute."

"My son is Riley and he just adores his little sister Kiara - I had extreme nipple sensitivity with Riley as he was tongue-tied and combined with my sensitivity and mastitis every 2 months, it was a struggle, but well worth it. When Kiara came along 17.5 months later, same thing - tongue tied, but not so sensitive. Riley used to get her before I fed her to help me out as he didn't like seeing me in pain. Such a sweet little boy, and still 2 yrs on, still doting and loving towards her
- plus the occasional whack in the back on the head when i'm not looking! :) "

"She's in the right position but where's the milk at? "

"When I was 6 months pregnant with my second child, I took a short trip home to visit a dear friend. My 15 month old daughter, Lola, was still nursing at this time and during one of our sessions, my friend's daughter, 4 year old Ivey, decided to keep us company on the nursing couch. I love that her expression mirrors the oxytocin induced bliss phase of nursing. Ivey had recently become a big sister herself so she must have seen that look on her mom's face quite a bit."

"The picture is of me and my 3 girls who loved it when I nursed and they would bring their babies out so we could all do it together. The funny thing is they wanted little boppies too!! LOL"

"This is my daughter (then 22 months) pretending to nurse her baby as I was nursing her baby sister. She even used a pillow. A proud moment!"

"Why doesn't Daddy have any milk?"

"A picture of my 15 month old Olympia (who still nurses frequently) breast feeding her baby doll. She nurses all of her stuffed animals too! "



"My then 16 month old daughter received a baby doll for Christmas, to prepare her for her upcoming role as a big sister that was expected in February that year.
After we finished opening presents she wanted to settle down with a mid-morning nursing session. She insisted "Dolly" got the same privileges she was enjoying and refused to nurse that day unless Dolly got to nurse at the same time. 'All for one and one for all'"

Logan about 20 months old pretending to breastfeed a doll, his little brother Connor was a couple of months old.

Finally here's my 2 year old daughter pretending to nurse her baby doll. I hope this post made you smile or laugh. Its truly beautiful to see adorable little children being sweet loving mommies and daddies.