New York, NY (PRWEB) August 2, 2006
The Celebrity Baby Blog (http://www.celebrity-babies.com) is a vocal proponent of breastfeeding and proud supporter of the La Leche League International (http://www.llli.org) and World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7.
La Leche League International is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, education, information, and encouragement, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. Though not a parenting advice site, the Celebrity Baby Blog is a strong advocate of breastfeeding. Like La Leche League International, the Celebrity Baby Blog believes that breastfeeding, with its many important physical and psychological advantages, is best for baby and mother and is the ideal way to initiate good parent-child relationships. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and World Health Organization (WHO) agree that breastmilk is the ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants; World Breastfeeding Week seeks to raise awareness of its many benefits.
Stephanie Weishaar, Director of Funding Development for La Leche League International, said, "La Leche League International applauds the Celebrity Baby Blog for bringing attention to the important issue of breastfeeding. We are pleased that the Celebrity Baby Blog will be celebrating WBW by supporting La Leche League International."
During each day of World Breastfeeding Week, the Celebrity Baby Blog will feature special posts in support of breastfeeding to raise awareness. Post topics include the myriad of health benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby, extended breastfeeding, tandem nursing, handling objections, continuing to breastfeed upon return to work, myths about breastfeeding, and breastfeeding one day at a time.
In an unusual call to rally support for the cause, the Celebrity Baby Blog asked its readers to submit photos of themselves breastfeeding. According to Celebrity Baby Blog Publisher, Danielle Friedland, so many readers responded to the request that her email was temporarily flooded. "The response was outstanding," said Friedland, "We're really looking forward to publishing the gallery of our readers’ nursing photos. We believe this will make such a positive statement for breastfeeding moms. So far we've received hundreds of photos and hope to receive even more once the week begins. We want this to be the largest online gallery of women nursing their babies."
In order to encourage its 60,000 daily readers to make donations to the La Leche League International, the Celebrity Baby Blog, together with Forty Weeks (http://www.fortyweeks.com), a leading-edge content and consulting firm with an exclusive focus on the expectant and new mother, will host a “virtual” raffle. For each $5 donated directly to La Leche League International, readers will receive one “virtual raffle ticket” towards the raffle prize of a Baby Jogger jogging stroller filled with products celebrities love like Bravado nursing bras, babydaze organizational tool, a Lil’Dipper Essentials Gift Set, Oopa Bloomer and Do’Rag, Special Momease™ The Essential New Mother Comfort Kit™, and SoHo Parenting's “A Mother’s Circle, an Intimate Dialogue on Becoming a Mother” by Lisa Spiegal and Jean Kunhardt.
Sponsors of the Celebrity Baby Blog’s week long extravaganza include Zutano, Svan, Binsi, Little Showoffs, L’Oved Baby, Mamma’s Milk, Milkdudz- not your mommaz nursing wear, Mommy’s Little Monkey, nina and tom family fashion, and Hot Mama Beauty and Style. All fees collected will be donated to La Leche League International.
The Celebrity Baby Blog is the authority for information about celebrity babies and their famous parents. The Celebrity Baby Blog prides itself on its professionalism, respect towards celebrities, its readership and for its original content. Over the past two and a half years, the Celebrity Baby Blog has grown exponentially and now draws over 1.6 million unique visitors and 3 million page views per month. No other baby blog receives this volume of traffic.