Thanks to American Express for sponsoring my writing today about small businesses. American Express is presenting Small Business Saturday, a way to honor the local merchants who are the backbone of the economy, this Saturday, November 27. They’re offering statement credits to people who shop at small businesses, advertising for small-business owners, and donations to Girls Inc. for “Likes” of the Small Business Saturday page on Facebook. Join the celebration by clicking the “Like” button and then visiting the Facebook page to learn more about the program and read the terms and conditions that apply.
My son nursed for almost 15 months, and my daughter, who is almost a year, is still almost exclusively breastfed. Despite the fact that I’ve surpassed the national standard, it wasn’t easy with either of my children. It’s resources like Milkalicious that provided education, support, and encouragement when my daughter had reflux and slow weight gain.
Milkalicious was founded by mother and lactation consultant Jennifer Ritchie “to provide community-based, long-term support for breastfeeding mothers.” The company functions as both a retail shop and a resource for breastfeeding advice, support, and education via consultations, classes, and free workshops. Jennifer’s personalized approach means nursing mothers can seek support after hours (because everything is always worse at 3 am!).
Some of the services offered at Milkalicious include personalized in-store, in-home, Skype lactation consultations, Nursing bra fittings, breast pump rentals and sales, breastfeeding and baby care classes, and free breastfeeding workshops For more information about the services offered at Milkalicious, just visit their site.
Remember that Small Business Saturday takes place on November 27. AMEX is offering statement credits to people who shop at small businesses, advertising for small-business owners, and donations to Girls Inc. for “Likes” of the Small Business Saturday page on Facebook.
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