Breastfeeding in Combat Boots Book Wins 2011 National Parenting Publications Award

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Breastfeeding book for active duty military women is among an elite group of 50 sanity-saving resources for parents honored in NAPPA’s Parenting Resources Competition. The book and accompanying website offer information found nowhere else.

"Breastfeeding in Combat Boots is fantastic resource for active duty military women"

Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A Survival Guide to Successful Breastfeeding While Serving in the Military has been named a 2011 National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) winner. Recognized as a ‘fantastic resource’ for active duty military women, Breastfeeding in Combat Boots joins an elite group of 50 products honored in NAPPA’s 2011 Parenting Resources Competition.

NAPPA’s independent expert judges and parent testers evaluated hundreds of submissions for their innovation, safety, quality and the degree to which they make parenting easier. After weeks of stringent testing, 20 products were selected to receive the esteemed Gold Award while 30 received Honors and six were chosen as “Rising Stars.” For a complete list of all 2011 NAPPA Parenting Resources winners and more information about the competition, visit

About Breastfeeding in Combat Boots
Breastfeeding in Combat Boots is a much needed resource for active duty mothers seeking information and support on how to breastfeed successfully while serving in the military. The book was concieved of when the author, a USN veteran and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, was on active duty and could not find any resources that covered the unique circumstances and challenges that occur while breastfeeding and serving in the armed forces.

Breastfeeding in Combat Boots is a comprehensive, easy-to-read breastfeeding resource that covers such topics as military lactation policies, separations, emergency weaning, hazardous material exposure, rank and uniform issues, just to name a few. The author’s experience and expertise are evident throughout the book as she gives field-tested tips and techniques, as well as first-hand testimonials from women currently serving, on how best to combine breastfeeding and a military career.

The accompanying website offers additional information and resources including downloadable content not found in the book. The author also runs a Facebook page with late-breaking news and a discussion forum providing further support to active duty women worldwide. For more information, visit the website at and the Facebook page at

For 20 years the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) has been the go-to resource for the best products for families. NAPPA’s team of independent expert judges, along with family and child testers, select the most innovative and enduring products as NAPPA Gold and Honors winners in two annual competitions, Children’s Products and Parenting Resources. Far more than a seal of approval, a NAPPA award signifies that a product has been rigorously evaluated against stringent criteria and stands out among hundreds of other products from around the world. For more information, visit


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