IF LONG-TERM BREASTFEEDING IS IN THE NEWS IN YOUR REGION, PLEASE SEND A LINK, SO DETAILS CAN BE POSTED HERE.
Sustained breastfeeding is a truly global phenomenon, in both the developing world AND in the developed world – mothers from 48 countries [mainly developed world] responded to e-surveys for BOC.
The more we realise we are part of a global community, the stronger and more confident we’ll become! Hearing about long-term breastfeeding in other regions reinforces an awareness of our global nature, so tell us your news!
NEW ZEALAND: Love this video because it presents sustained bfdg in a normal context, ie in the home rather than, say a studio, and doesn’t seem staged or posed. Also because it shows the children playing etc and eating – so their emotional health is more than evident, and their moms are great! http://tvnz.co.nz/20-20-news/20-milking-3561134/video
Scientific American 30 April 2010
NOT ABOUT LONG-TERM BFDG – BUT MORE OF WHAT’S GOOD IS BETTER! 🙂 Good article on breastfeeding benefits for women.
The Daily Mail 30 April 2010:
Another feature on Amanda Hurst
Radio Leeds 30 April 2010:
Programme begins at 11mins with mainly negative comments, Amanda Hurst interview at 19mins, Ann Sinnott at 47mins. Negative comments are usual rubbish but overwhelmed by many supportive comments, including statement from Celia who bfd two children for 6/7yrs (immediately after Ann Sinnott) and also the father of a bfdg 6yr old.
BBC News 30 April 2010:
Spurred by coverage of Amanda Hurst, the NCT comes out in support of long-term breastfeeding until any age!
Radio Sheffield 29 April 2010:
Amanda Hurst interview begins at 17mins. Anna Burbidge of La Leche League GB begins at 1hr 18mins.
The Mirror 28 April 2010:
Feature on Amanda Hurst, mother of breastfeeding 5yr old.