How You Overcame Challenges

For the February Carnival of Breastfeeding, write a post that tells how you overcame a breastfeeding challenge. Did you experience a lack of family support, deal with mastitis, or have a baby in the NICU? Email me your post by February 15, 2010, for consideration for the blog carnival on February 22, 2010.

Mom and baby in the NICU; Photo courtesy of EraPhernalia Vintage on

As a reminder, here are the guidelines that will increase the chances a post will be selected for inclusion in the carnival:
– A well-written, grammatically correct post
– Thoughtful commentary directly on point for the carnival subject
– Overall quality of the rest of your blog and whether the general subject matter is something of interest to our readers (breastfeeding, parenting)

If your post is selected for inclusion, you will be asked on the day of the carnival to publish or re-publish your post with links back to each of the other participants in the carnival.

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    • Dr Sarah

      I’m a bit confused about the e-mailing thing. Last time, I finished my post by that date and posted you a link, but then none of the other participants seemed to have posted theirs till the day of the carnival or just before. Am I supposed to be e-mailing you the text of it? Or just e-mailing you to say I want to take part? And can I still take part if I miss e-mailing you by the 15th? (I’ve been trying to find time to work on the post all week, but I don’t think it’s going to be finished by tomorrow.)

    • Angela White, J.D., breastfeeding counselor

      Either email the text (that is best) or email the link to the already posted post (this is okay too if you then re-post the post on the day of the carnival, so it appears at the top of your homepage). When you email the post or link, the regular carnival participants (Breastfeeding 1-2-3, Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog, Blacktating, Mama Knows Breast) will review it to make sure it’s appropriate for the carnival and approve it. If you can make it by the 15th, great, but if not, send it over anyway and we’ll see what we can do, especially since you have participated before.