World Breastfeeding Week Kicks Off with Story Telling Contest

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Internet retailer Breast Pumps Direct, is sponsoring a story telling contest to support breastfeeding awareness during World Breastfeeding Week 2009.

With this week's pump giveaway, we'll be able to help make long-term breastfeeding a reality for one family regardless of their current financial situation.

Breast Pumps Direct, a Lafayette, Louisiana based Internet retailer, is sponsoring a story telling contest to support breastfeeding awareness during World Breastfeeding Week 2009. Beginning Wednesday, July 29, 2009, parents will be asked to share their most memorable breastfeeding stories and have them published in the Breastfeeding Stories from Real Moms section of the Breast Pumps Direct website. As a thank you for sending in a story during World Breastfeeding Week, each mom will have her name placed in a drawing for a chance to win an Ameda Purely Yours breast pump.

Breastfeeding is the most healthy and economical choice for feeding your infant. Breastmilk is without a doubt the perfect food for babies. It contains all the needed nutrients and antibodies that an infant needs and as a bonus, it is available to parents completely free of charge. In addition to saving parents money for an infant's feedings, breastfeeding also helps to lower a family's healthcare costs and can reduce the amount of days that parents need to take off from work since breastfed babies get sick less often and require fewer doctor visits. In today's tough economic times, it is clear that breastfeeding is the most cost effective feeding choice for families since the longer a mother breastfeeds, the more money the family is able to save.

The average family will spend roughly $600 to formula feed during the first six months of an infant's life. Even if a mom needs to return to work while her child is an infant, she can continue to provide breastmilk for her child by using a breast pump to express her milk. The cost of a quality, electric breast pump, which can range from $100 to $300, is still more affordable than a 6 month supply of formula. This month in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, Breast Pumps Direct will giveaway an Ameda Purely Yours breast pump to one of the mothers who sends in a story for the Breastfeeding Week contest.

"In the last few months, we have heard from more and more parents who are looking for affordable pumps. They realize that breastfeeding is the best option, but often times their budgets won't allow them to purchase some of the higher quality pumps that we carry," says Jill Broussard, a Breast Pumps Direct breastfeeding counselor. "With this week's pump giveaway, we'll be able to help make long-term breastfeeding a reality for one family regardless of their current financial situation."

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated in more than 120 countries each year during the first week of August to raise awareness and support for breastfeeding. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) developed WBW in an effort to protect, promote and support breastfeeding on a global level. Around the world breastfeeding activists commemorate this celebratory week by engaging in letter writing campaigns, holding fundraisers and staging nurse-ins.

As a leading retailer of America's most preferred breast pumps, Breast Pumps Direct strives to increase awareness and support for breastfeeding year round by coming forward as a breastfeeding resource that provides moms with more than the average online store. Breast Pumps Direct is committed to providing mothers with the best breastfeeding products available because breastmilk is nature's perfect food for growing babies. For more information on the benefits of breastfeeding or the World Breastfeeding Week Story Telling Contest visit Breast Pumps Direct.

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