Saturday, November 20, 2010

Holiday Giveaway

Hello readers!

From Saturday, November 20th to Friday, December 11th, I will be running a holiday giveaway!

One lucky winner will win a calendar from http://www.beautyofmothering.com/ and a copy of What Your Pediatrician Doesn't Know Can Hurt Your Child by Susan Markel, M.D.

You can learn more about Dr. Markel and her new book at http://www.attachmentparentingdoctor.com/attachmentparentingbook.html

There are several ways to enter:

1. Become a follower of my blog (and post that you did)

2. Find my facebook page, "Syracuse Natural Parenting Support," become a fan and post it here

3. Find my doula group's facebook page, "CNY Doula Connection," become a fan and post it here

3. Visit http://www.cnydoulaconnection.com/ and post something here that you learned about doulas or our group

4. Visit http://www.attachmentparentingdoctor.com/ and share something that Dr. Markel says about breastfeeding.

18 comments:

  1. I am following your blog!

    mccbethany@yahoo.com

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  2. I "liked" your Syracuse Natural Parenting Support FB page!

    mccbethany@yahoo.com

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  3. I already "like" CNY Doula Connection of FB!

    mccbethany@yahoo.com

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  4. I have learned that Doulas are AMAZING people who love and care for women and every woman deserves to be supported by a doula!!

    mccbethany@yahoo.com

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  5. I totally agree with her when she says "As a practical matter, breastfeeding is easier than bottle-feeding. It is convenient and free. Breast milk is always ready, always at the perfect temperature, and doesn't need to be measured. There are no bottles to purchase, clean and transport, and no formula to buy, keep cooled and then warmed. Night feedings are easier because all you have to do is tuck the baby in bed with you. Traveling is easier with a nursing baby, as there is much less to carry." I just recently got into a conversation with my SIL who wants to formula feed. She thinks it is easier than BFing...she is in for a rude awakening when she has to wake up in the middle of the night to make a bottle!!

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  6. Hi Liz,

    I am following your blog.

    I was sad when I couldn't find a Doula in my area. But I had a great birthing partner (a dear friend). The day we got to the hospital I was fortunate to have a nurse that happened to be a former midwife. I ended up getting the experience I needed in my choice to have a natural childbirth despite being surrounded by the pressures of drugs and epidurals. Being a midwife or a Doula is truly a gift and a wonderful thing that every mother-to-be should have.

    Breastfeeding is something I am passionate about. I am still breastfeeding my son who turned two this last month. I feed in public without a cover and without shame. I know how important it is to my child. Even though our doctor is not supportive.

    I found Dr. Markel's statement "...breast milk has steadily risen above being mere nourishment to something akin to medicine or even a vaccine." very interesting. I knew milk builds the child's immune system, but as strong as a vaccine? I wonder what will become to that debate as more studies are done on the amazing qualities of breast milk. Do our children (if breastfed) need as many vaccines as they are getting?

    Thanks for sharing your stories and Dr. Markel's website.

    -Katy

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  7. I became a follower of your blog. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  8. Following! (And posted about your blog on my FB, I'm a surrogate and know many other surrogates, doulas, midwives, etc.!)

    THANKS. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  9. Liked your doula group FB page

    THANKS. tripsma at gmail dot com

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  10. i am a follower
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  11. I follow via GFC

    reannenny at aol.com

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  12. Became a fan of facebook page, "Syracuse Natural Parenting Support,"

    toni marie caravello

    reannenny at aol.com

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  13. Found your doula group's facebook page, "CNY Doula Connection," and became a fan

    toni marie caravello

    reannenny at aol.com

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  14. I learned that Birth Doulas serve the woman and her family during the entire birth process.

    reannenny at aol.com

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  15. I learned that Not breastfeeding has immunological consequences. To protect the infant against illness, breast milk contains antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiprotozoal factors as well as antibodies to many specific disease organisms.

    reannenny at aol.com

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  16. Alison A, you are our winner. Please check your email.

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