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World Breastfeeding Awareness 2023


For the past 6 years, Oh La Lari® continues to celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Week this year from August 1st-7th.  

"Enabling breastfeeding, making a difference for working parents."

This year's theme is essential because:

  • Workplace challenges remain the most common reason why many women never breastfeed, or why they stop breastfeeding earlier than recommended.
  • Parents need adequate time and support to breastfeed. Parents with less than three months of maternity leave reported shorter breastfeeding duration than those with three or more months of leave.
  • A workplace needs adequate breastfeeding facilities to become a breastfeeding-friendly workplace. Only 42 countries mandate workplace breastfeeding facilities.
  • Protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding addresses inequalities in sustainable development (source: WABA, 2023).

You can find more information at: https://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/

WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action) is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding worldwide. This year they are focusing on supporting the fathers/partners with parental time to stay home with the family.

You can find out more details: https://waba.org.my/

As a former nursing mother, I know firsthand how difficult breastfeeding and pumping can be. My husband received only four days off from work when my son was born. We struggled with him away from us. I had to quit my job, and to top it off, we couldn't afford expensive childcare. I also suffered from Postpartum Depression after losing my mom to breast cancer and dealing with latch issues while trying to breastfeed my son. When I look back, I wish we would have advocated for more parental leave. 

I created Oh La Lari® to help me get back to work with flexibility and to provide additional income for our baby's future. I didn't realize it would be so rewarding to give back to moms and give them the happiness they deserve. I know it's only lingerie, but it helps make you feel like yourself again instead of feeling like a 24/7 milk machine!

Oh La Lari® supports spreading awareness to encourage companies to provide proper breastfeeding facilities and pay employees adequate parental leave to help mothers breastfeed longer.

Join the Oh La Lari® Ooh la Mama tribe and help spread awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding! Tag or comment below if your workplace provides breastfeeding accommodations. 

In honor of this celebration, get 20% off your next order! Use code WBW2023 at checkout.

With Love,

Corinne Braunwarth

Owner, Designer, Mom of Oh La Lari®

 

"When men take paternity leave, their infants are more likely to be breastfed at 2, 4 and 6 months."-WABA (World Alliance For Breastfeeding Action)

 

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