World Breastfeeding Week
Breastfeeding Rocks! Photo Contest
Thank you to everyone who participated in HC One's photo contest for World Breastfeeding Week 2013, by entering a photo, or voting, or spreading the word. We had more participation this year than ever before - with 81 entries and 2061 voters!
Congratulations to our WINNERS!
Winning Photos Overall
"Breastfeeding is nature's health plan"
- submitted by Gokul Pathak
"New born angel"
- submitted by Kimberly Ann Hamilton
Winning Peer Counselor Photos
that is - photos involving a community health worker who provides breastfeeding support
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“Nepal has one of the most successful community health volunteer programs in the world. The national Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) program was introduced in 1988 by the Ministry of Health and Population. FCHVs cover all communities in Nepal, and generally are responsible for 100-150 households. They do not receive pay for their community service. FCHVs contribute to Nepal's goals of reducing under-five child mortality and maternal mortality rates and prevention of malnutrition.”
"Breastfeeding is a community responsibility"
- submitted by Sarita Bhandari
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“I am thrilled about my purposeful work as a Louisiana Breast Feeding Peer Counselor since March 2, 2013. My daughter Hannah is nine months old now and still breast feeding so well. She loves her milk from me and i have no plans on weaning. Thanks for your consideration!”
"Breast is best!"
- submitted by Rebecca Williams
Also, check out the photo collage on our blog:
If you were inspired by this year's contest, and want to support HC One's ongoing breastfeeding advocacy and promotion, please consider making a donation in honor of your favorite breastfeeding mom.