In honor of World Breastfeeding Month (August), Ameda has sponsored a huge "I Breastfeed Because..." sweepstakes. One Grand Prize winner will receive a $25,000 nursery makeover in the form of an American Express gift card. Plus, 25 entrants will each win a $50 American Express gift card. To enter, simply share your breastfeeding story in a video and upload it to www.IBreastfeedBecause.com. Winners will be randomly selected from all qualified entries. You may watch celebrity Betenny Frankel's video for inspiration.
Besides the chance to win cool prizes, your participation in the sweepstakes will also help support a meaningful cause. For each video uploaded, Ameda will donate $5 to the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). In addition, Ameda will donate $1 for every tweet or comment shared on the site. The donations will continue until the maximum campaign donation of $10,000 is reached. Milk banks are instrumental in ensuring that babies without access to their own mother's breast milk still get the nourishment from human breast milk. Please join Ameda's campaign to support breastfeeding moms around the world!
I'm a passionate supporter of breastfeeding. I breastfed my son exclusively for 13 months. It helped us bond tremendously. More importantly, it kept my son super healthy throughout his first year. We didn't have the need to visit our pediatrician except for well baby checkups. I've talked every new mom I know into breastfeeding as much as possible.
If you're currently breastfeeding or have in the past, please show your support, share your story and be entered into this charitable sweepstakes by September 15.
Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for writing this post. Campaign and product info was provided by Ameda. Thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.