MilkforThought.com, wants to change the landscape of breastfeeding – from attitudes to advocacy to education. They are trying to bring together millions of new moms and breastfeeding experts, to share, support, educate and create a loving community that believes in the power of breastfeeding. They are passionate that increased rates of breastfeeding can enact real change.
The benefits of breastfeeding are impressive. Lower rates of obesity, heart disease, asthma, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, childhood leukemia, postpartum depression, osteoporosis, breast and ovarian cancers, and type-2 diabetes, mean that the very act of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, with continued breastfeeding for at least the first 1 to 2 years of life, could have a significant impact on America's health care costs.
As a local Chicago mom & baby store and resource, support and education center in Chicago—Bellybum Bouitque so excited to support "Milk for Thought" in the excited launch of their website in Chicago! As a support and education center for expectant parents & breastfeeding moms we look forward to working with this incredible initiative and other leaders in the breastfeeding community to help "Milk for Thought" create the best site possible for the breastfeeding community!
We agree with "Milk for Thought" (unbiasedly, of course) that Chicago is a perfect place to start! The breastfeeding community is one of the strongest in the country with a number of hospitals, clinics, organizations and advocacy groups that work hard to increase the profile of breastfeeding in the city. Bellybum Boutique is excited to learn and grow with the rest of our passionate community with MilkforThought.com at the helm.
Also, Chicago is home to independent filmmaker and breastfeeding supporter Laura Zinger and her documentary crew. By being in Chicago, Laura can film and track all the progress the "Milk for Thought" team makes. We know the story is going to be a great one and are thrilled that it will unfold on film. Not only will we create a mini-documentary about our time in Chicago, some of this footage will be incorporated into a full-length documentary to be released in 2012.
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Join Milk for Thought at Stroger Hospital on Friday, April 8th at 3pm to learn more about our plans for their exciting plans for Chicago!