Despite having my nose to the grindstone this month, writing for National Novel Writing Month, I'm blessed to have people in my life who keep their eyes and ears open for news about breastfeeding. And this week, the news has been flowing fast and furious.
My boss, Debbie, the librarian where I do the Saturday shift, sent me a link about how new research has confirmed previous thoughts on Breastfeeding increasing IQ. If you'd like to have a read, go to: http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,22712138-948,00.html
And, bless my gorgeous grandma, aside from reading my book in its entirety (60 years post her own experiences of breastfeeding), she rang today from her nursing home to tell me she'd seen something about breastfeeding on the four o'clock news. She's talking about the fabulous launch of Unicef's Breastfeeding Manifesto (http://www.unicef.org.uk/campaigns/take_action/email_fax_your_mp/index.asp?action=37)
This new manifesto sets out seven key objectives to improve infant feeding practice and to empower women to breastfeed for as long as they choose. Now that's gotta be a good thing!