Breastfed Baby Poo
- 1 tsp. yellow mustard
- 2 tsp. sesame seeds (I ran out of sesame seeds and my sister suggested chopped up brown rice)
- 1 Tbs. cottage cheese
- enough milk to make a good consistency
- meconium - molasses
- transitional - baby poo, tiny bit of molasses, teeny tiny bit of green food coloring
When I say a teeny tiny bit of green, I mean it. A little bit goes a LONG way. With the molasses and the food coloring just add small amounts until you get it the color you like.
Every time I mail off a note or some breastfeeding information I attach a calling card with my phone number and email address in hopes that they will hang on to the card. I use address labels with the date of our next class on them if the client will still be pregnant at that point. If not, I use cute stickers from noodle soup.
I made a flier with tips for nursing in public and now that I've figured out how to share PDF files, I'll post it here:
let me know if you have any tips to add!
Monday night was the breastfeeding class for Wayne county. We sent out special invitations hoping to draw more people to the class. Our average is 4.3 people per class and last night we had 7 attend!
Everyone got a folder full of pamphlets and handouts, a world breastfeeding week button, a few breastfeeding stickers, a name tag, a piece of paper to take notes on, a pen to write with, an evaluation form to fill out and a little card that they can fill out if they'd like more information about anything specific.
We played the breastfeeding treasures game, which is always really fun, and then drew names out to give out more prizes. Everyone ended up winning something!
We have a box that they can drop their evaluation forms in.
We have our doll, Aiden, who we demonstrate positioning with. I encouraged the moms to gather around me while I demonstrated last night. I felt they could see better and were asking more questions because it didn't feel so formal.
- 1 t. mustard
- 2 t. sesame seeds
- 1 T. cottage cheese
- For meconium—use molasses
- For transitional stool—use molasses + baby poop
we felt it was a bit too thick and could use a bit of watering down (perhaps with milk).
Kristen and I set up a table (or 3) at our WIC Food Center on August 5th for World Breastfeeding Week. This was our first time setting up at the food center. What does everyone else usually do?
Kristen sitting at our table
Here are some of the things we had for moms. After awhile we filled a bunch of the goody bags to leave in the shopping carts.
On my agenda:
- August 1st - Posting a picture of a breastfeeding mom on my Facebook profile for the M.I.L.C. Virtual Nurse-In.
- August 1st - Attending the La Leche League Family Picnic.
- August 5th - Kristen and I will be setting up a table with refreshments and breastfeeding information at our Wayne County WIC Food Center.
- Ongoing - We have an essay contest in Wayne County until the 21st to win fabulous prizes.
This is my picture for my Facebook profile: Danielle, Aaron (4 months), Oscar (almost 1 year) & Missy - Having a picnic!
stickers from noodle soup!
I think it would be fun to have a game that would show moms the advantages of breastfeeding during emergency situations (especially hurricanes), but I haven't come up with any specifics yet. Any ideas anyone?
Kristen with our little setup. Big giant thanks to Scot for the tent! I am very grateful that I don't look like a lobster.
Our presentation board. I don't think anyone actually read a word on it (besides 'breastfeeding')- so if you're planning on making one, use lots of pictures! Also, large pieces of cardboard do not stand well on windy days. We provided the other health fair participants lots of free entertainment while we tried to catch our presentation board every time it blew away!
Table full of pamphlets. We also had various fliers available to anyone that wanted more information, but no good way to display them.
I think freebies were the main draw to the event, so it's a good thing we took bracelets and a few stickers from noodle soup. Kristen managed to sell 10 of our bows! yay Kristen!
I used a $2 spool of ribbon cut into 10" pieces and tied into bows and adhesive pin backs that i found in the jewelry findings in walmart ($2 for 20). I added a little bit of super glue to make sure they stay on good. Be careful with the superglue - it messed up the color of the ribbon on my whole first batch. I ended up spray painting them gold again. I also added a little bit of fray check to the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying.
I pinned each bow to a business card which explains the symbolism behind the golden bow. If anyone wants to make these, I can email the .pdf files I made or mail a sheet to be copied.
I printed a little sign and bought a little basket from the dollar store and I'm ready to sell. I'm not sure where I'll try to sell these or if anyone will buy them, but it's worth a try!
(Jeremy bought one for me and Kristen bought one today for on her purse!)
Gold Standard '09