What people are saying about breastfeeding project
"A big round of applause to these parents and others who met these challenges and more!" La Leche League USA
"Gorgeous and amazing! Smashing boundaries once again!"
"Thank you for doing this beautiful shoot and bringing awareness to these little ones."
Julia's Way is dedicated to reimagining life with Down syndrome. Our first project, a video entitled Why Be Normal, was aimed at parents whose babies had recently been diagnosed with Down syndrome to provide hope and inspiration. We've had over 25,000 views since it was released in March 2017 and we continue to receive positive feedback.
We are currently working on our next project, which will focus on supporting mothers who want to breastfeed their babies with Down syndrome. According to our research 20-30% of women are told that their babies with DS are not as capable of breastfeeding as other children. These mothers report feeling unsupported when speaking with their medical professionals about breastfeeding their babies. We know that we can make a difference. The projected release of the first phase of this project is late July, just in time for World Breastfeeding Week.
Learn more about the project. If you've breastfed your baby with Down syndrome we'd love to hear your story, tips and tricks, and challenges. If you tried but were not able to breastfeed your baby with DS we'd like to hear those stories, too. Additionally, we are accepting donations to help fund this project with a goal to raise $20,000 this fiscal year to produce our book, designed to help mothers and medical professionals identify and overcome the challenges that babies with Down syndrome sometimes face when attempting to breastfeed.
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