Win a Babybeads breastfeeding necklace

As part of National Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2012, I’m giving away a Babybeads breastfeeding necklace. It’s also a smaller giveaway I’m running as part of the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt. “What is breastfeeding necklace,” I hear you say? Well, take a look at this…

…and this…

That really is a sweet idea isn’t it? Basically, they help babies focus on their breastfeeds by giving them something to play with safely. They serve so many other purposes from offering sensory stimulation to helping older ones learn their colours and numbers. They’re baby safe under supervision but are designed to be worn by an adult.

Designs include crosses to pigs to smiley faces. Babybeads also carries a range of simpler ones for those who prefer to wear something more grown up.

Enter for a chance to win using rafflecopter below. You will be asked to LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST telling me why you think Breastfeeding Awareness Week is important. This is compulsory. You will then be offered the chance for an extra entry by tweeting.

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  • BAW is fantastic because it helps people like me who are slightly anxious about starting motherhood realise that there is a huge community of people who are in the same boat. It gives you the foresight to realise you ARE capable of doing it, and there are many people who can help you if you need it. I can’t wait to try BF!!

  • BAW it helps people realise they’re not alone! Breastfeeding is not easy for so many people but when it all goes wrong people blame themselves! BAW allows women to see and hear all about others’ trials and tribulations πŸ™‚

    • When I was having a hard time I found it difficult to find stories of people who’d overcome breastfeeding difficulties. There’s definitely room for more awareness!

  • BAW is essential. As a new mum struggling to get to grips with breastfeeding (alongside the other needs of an amazing little person) it is amazing to know there is support there. An awareness campaign also gives me confidence to feed in public which can be intimidating. Having the support of peers is just invaluable.

    • It’s so true about the breastfeeding in public! And that’s a circular thing because that in itself creates awareness.

  • BAW is important to show the benefits, to explain the facts and to support women who are not sure yet about the yes or no to breastfeed. Its great to exchange experiences too.

  • BAW is important to supply mums and dads with information that can be essential for their breastfeeding journey. It provides support, unity and is an overall great way to show breastfeeding mums that they aren’t alone when it gets tough.

  • I think its important as it allows people who havent really got much clue lots of advice. and lets you know anyone can do it, yes it is quite a challenge at first but its such a great thing to do πŸ™‚

  • BAW reminds people that breastfeeding is an issue. It is very easy to be complacent about how few babies are breastfed but it is vital it is addressed and having the focus put on it this week may help move things in the right direction. It’s Aldo a great excuse to get together with other breastfeeding mums and celebrate our achievements!

  • BAW is very important to spread the word about BF and make sure that all mothers and moms to be know the facts! It is such a helpful resource to find pages or blogs like yours to educate myself. Thank you for always offering such great information and for this lovely chance at a giveaway.

  • BAW is important because I now realise that contrary to the bombardment of leaflets I Don’t have to stop feeding my Baby now he’s 4 months and I’m not the only one still going! It’s nice to have that as a moral booster when everyone around you has stopped / looks at you funny because you’re still BF!
    Heather recently posted..The curses of Mother Nature

  • BAW is important to me as it has provided so much information to help me along my breastfeeding journey πŸ™‚

  • Breastfeeding awareness week is important because for some insane reason the most natural thing in the world has become somewhat a taboo. It shouldnt be and the more awareness that is raised and the more people it can reach the better people will welcome it and consider it for their own children! Thats if formula doesnt take over the world! πŸ˜‰
    Hayley recently posted..Breastfeeding :: Handy products and a Competition

  • Its important as it brings awareness to people who otherwise would not know much about it or even give it a second thought. It is such a shame that more people are not aware of the benefits and how natural and easy it is. Its great the way it brings mothers together and opens up the information available to everyone.

  • It’s great for sharing experiences. Also great for raising awareness, informing people and highlighting the importance of support

  • I never even knew breastfeeding week existed until this afternoon, have had a wonderful reading blog posts, getting informed and prepared for baby boys arrival in 3 weeks.

  • BAW is important because it brings breastfeeding out into the open, and the more we can do that better. I ahve lost count of the people I have seen commenting on posts, Facebook and Twitter about how inspiring and/or informative they have found all the posts and media coverage on breastfeeding this past month/week. If we can help just one mum and baby we should be proud, and it seems like we have helped so many this past month, big pat on the back for us! And that is replicated nationwide through the non-blog exposure BAW gets. So yes, it is vitally important, and I hope will continue to get bigger and bigger.
    Attachment Mummy recently posted..The Early Days of Breastfeeding: A Husband’s View + A Competition

  • BAW week is important so that more women can become educated on the benefits and importance of breastfeeding! It also helps mothers who are currently breastfeeding to be able to share stories and learn from other mommies, and to know that we’re not alone! BAW should be every week :o)

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