World Breastfeeding Week

Danah and TaylorToday begins World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month.  Breastfeeding has been such an amazing experience for me and Taylor, and now I feel proudly connected to moms across the country and the world who have shared this incredible bond.  No matter what culture, country or continent we live in, breastfeeding is a universal way that women nurture their babies and give them the best possible nutrition for their growing bodies and brains.  I feel so lucky to be part of this “club” and to celebrate breastfeeding this week and month.

To show our support and raise awareness for the benefits of breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, Leading Lady and Loving Moments are partnering with The Best for Babes ® Foundation and Breastfeeding USA on a fitness challenge called Team “We’ve Got Your Back Babe.”  The team encourages moms to set their own personal fitness goals – whether it is biking, hiking, swimming or (my favorite, of course) golfing – and achieve them along with a local or virtual team.  Leading Lady is the presenting sponsor of this initiative and is donating hundreds of nursing bras to the 34 chapters of Breastfeeding USA nationwide.

Team “We’ve Got Your Back Babe” was created to help bring attention to breastfeeding benefits and challenges, while helping moms get back into shape after having babies.  I’m supporting the team because I can relate to both of these goals!

Everyone needs a champion when it comes to breastfeeding.  Just like sports, it’s a skill that takes a little practice and coaching.  Luckily, we moms come by this skill very naturally, but we have to rely on resources, lactation consultants and experienced moms to help is stay on track.  Loving Moments by Leading Lady has been that incredible champion for me, from their online breastfeeding resources, to their fantastic nursing bras.

BFB+BFUSA_Color-2-300x185Team “We’ve Got Your Back Babe” aims to help moms around the country gain access to information to make the best decision about feeding their babies.  Organizations like Best for Babes take on important issues that women are faced with while breastfeeding and Breastfeeding USA provides counselors to guide new moms through their breastfeeding journey.

 

I also know what it’s like to work hard to get back in shape after having a baby.  As a professional athlete, my career relies on me to be at my peak physical condition.  I was able to find ways to incorporate Taylor in my exercise routines, which allowed us to spend more time together and for me to have fun work-outs.  I hope Team “We’ve Got Your Back Babe” encourages other moms to do the same.

If you’re looking for a meaningful way to support breastfeeding and get back in shape, we hope you’ll sign up for Team “We’ve Got Your Back Babe.”  You can register on the Best for Babes website.  Several other celebrity athletes and I will be cheering you on throughout the challenge.  See you there!

Comments

  1. Athena Contarino says:

    Finally a maternity bra that thinks of real women and not just stick figures. They all look so comfortable.