In 2015 close to 5,000 people took the pledge: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7688902
EVENT THEMEThe 2016 pledge theme for International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding is #NursePumpDonate. The intention of the worldwide online event this year is to encourage mothers to give the gift of breast milk to their baby longer, using one or a combination of all three methods of delivery. Understandably, not every mother can breastfeed and not every mother has breast milk. However, even more mothers are unaware of the benefits of using donated breast milk. This is breast milk feeding, and the benefits are endless. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding as an optimal source of infant nutrition for a minimum of 2 years and the International WHO Code for Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes is simple guide to support this recommendation and protect new families to do just that.
PURPOSEWhy 6/27/15? This day will mark the 2 year anniversary of the launch of this project and the beginning of my journey as a professional Breastfeeding Portrait Photographer, only 4 years into my professional photography career. My dream is to go on an international photo tour to connect our #NBFmamas to lactation peer support within their local communities and collaborate worldwide with local businesses document breastfeeding families.
Plan a tour stop in your local area: tour.normalizebfing.com.......
1) Take the Pledge as a mom/supporter below. Then join the Worldwide FB Event idtNBF.normalizebfing.com
2) Take pride in this pledge event with V-neck T-shirt! The pledge fundraiser will help fund the official Normalize Breastfeeding #NBFtour with your support! *Get your shirt by 6/19 to receive it by 6/27! Our goal this year is 250 shirts to help fund the first international tour stop. When you purchase your shirt your name will be added to the website as a "Thank You" for your generous support, all names will be updated by 6/27. tshirt.normalizebfing.com
3) Take the Pledge as a Business & Help Spread the Word as a Virtual Co-Host:cohost.normalizebfing.com
4) Watch: https://youtu.be/itMS4J4W1jA
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NormalizeBreastfeeding.org is a photography project created by Vanessa A. Simmons of Candid Perspective Photography www.CandidPerspective.com . All text herein Copyright 2014-2016. All rights reserved.