August 1-7 every year is World Breastfeeding Week, a joint effort of the World Health Organization and UNICEF to encourage and support breastfeeding around the world.
This year, one of my fellow guides, Robyn at the Pregnancy site, is hosting a blog carnival in honor of the week and I'm pleased to say that I'm part of it.
Although breastfeeding may not seem relevant to the pregnancy loss community, in fact many women have to cope with the start of lactation after a pregnancy loss. The farther along in pregnancy you are at the time of your loss, the most likely it is that your milk will come in.
On this site, I've covered a number of aspects of coping with breast milk after a loss, including where to find more information about donating or selling breast milk for women who are reluctant to stop pumping.
If you want to learn more about World Breastfeeding Week, or any of the special issues covered by my fellow guides, I'd recommend starting at.
More on Pregnancy Loss and Lactation:
How Can I Cope With Engorgement Pain
Do I Have to Suppress My Milk?
Are There Any Medications I Can Take to Stop My Milk From Coming In?
Photo courtesy of worldbreastfeedingweek.org