I won, I won! – and more contests

We interrupt the World Breastfeeding Week celebration here at Crunchy Domestic Goddess for this important announcement…

I found out today that I’m the winner of the Skimbaco shoe contest over at Mod*Mom! Yay! I’m a weiner winner! These are the shoes I chose for Miss Ava. Aren’t they cute?! I was going to go with some of the tennis shoes, but we recently bought her a new pair, so she gets adorable Mary Janes instead. :) Skimbaco has tons of cute clothes and shoes for babies, boys and girls, and they are based in CO too!

Since we’re on the topic of contests (it is the summer of contests out here in the blogosphere), I might as well mention some others I’m currently trying to win. :)

This may very well be one of the coolest contests I’ve seen yet. 5 Minutes for Mom is giving away an Insignia 37 inch flat panel LCD HDTV, courtesy of Best Buy. How sweet is that??! Nobody else enter so my chances of winning are better. Head on over and enter today. ;)

This is also cool. Love Shak, Baby is giving away $250 Gift Card to two readers to be used at the Gymboree store or Gymboree online.

That’s all for now. We now return to our regular scheduled breastfeeding celebration. ;)

Three videos

To continue with the World Breastfeeding Week theme and celebration, today I’m sharing three videos that all have to do with breastfeeding.

The first is about the history of La Leche League which was founded in 1956 by seven suburban Chicago women. It’s a great video and very interesting to learn about LLL’s roots (and somewhat disturbing to learn about the advice doctors were giving at the time – some things never change). I’m so thankful these women got together and did what they did.
In 1956, only 20% of babies were breast-fed at birth. In 2006, it was up to 71%. Let’s hope that number keeps on climbing.
La Leche League – 50th anniversary

The second is an eye-opening public service announcement from Australia. – You wouldn’t eat in a bathroom. Why should a baby? I wish that could get air time here in the states.
Australian Breastfeeding Association advertisement

The third is a video of simultaneous breastfeeding for Guinness world record in Philippines on May 2, 2007. Awesome!
Simultaneous breastfeeding

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  • Don’t forget to enter my latest t-shirt giveaway from my new store, Cute As A Bug. The deadline to enter is Aug. 3.
  • And be sure to send me your nursing pictures for inclusion in my WBW breastfeeding photo collage by Aug. 4.
  • Also, please take a minute to read this post about a rare, but serious type of breast cancer that appears without a lump. It’s what WhyMommy (who is currently battling this disease) wishes she would’ve known before she was diagnosed. Thanks!