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"The Gold Medal Winner in My Heart" Article Solicitation

Share Your Touching Stories
Give Them Well-deserved Compliments

Who has given us support on our bumpy journey of breastfeeding?

  • Your weary HUSBAND?

  • Your MOTHER / MOTHER-IN-LAW who always made you refreshing soups which promoted lactation?

  • Unrelated and yet very understanding FRIENDS ON THE NET?

  • OTHER BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS who shared your feelings?

  • YOUR BEST FRIENDS that always stand by you?

  • YOUR EMPLOYER / BOSS which gave you allowance in terms of time and space?

  • MEDICAL STAFF who gave you breastfeeding knowledge?

  • VOLUNTARY WORKERS who gave you encouragement and support in the darkest days?

Thank you!"

The World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated from 1 August to 7 August every year. This year, with the theme "Mother Support: Going for the Gold", we stress that people who have given support to breastfeeding mothers deserve a GOLD medal, just like an Olympic winner does.

In support of this yearís theme, Hong Kong Breastfeeding Mothersí Association (HKBA) has organized "The Gold Medal Winner in My Heart" Article Solicitation Campaign. Mothers who are now breastfeeding or have breastfeeding experience are invited to write an article to recognize and to compliment individuals or organizations that provided them with greatest support while they breastfed their babies. Let us join hands to express our deepest gratitude for the support and contribution from these parties.

Details of the Article Solicitation Campaign

Date: From now until 13 July (Sunday)

Format: Please write an article of about 800 words (either Chinese or English) with "The Gold Medal Winner in My Heart" as the title to give recognition and compliment to the person who gave you the greatest support during breastfeeding. Illustrating photos and pictures can also be included in the article.


(a) By Mail:
Please send the article, with a duly completed application form at the back, to our address: M313, 3/F, Western District Community Centre, 36A Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong.

(b) By Email:
Please email the article, with all the information required by the application form attached at the end of it, to support@breastfeeding.org.hk.

(Application forms can be downloaded from our website: www.breastfeeding.org.hk)

Articles Chosen: 10 most touching articles/stories will be chosen. Winning authors and the people or organizations complimented will be invited to attend our "Go, Mamma, Go!" function to receive prizes and compliments, and to share their valuable experiences with our guests.


  • The number of articles submitted by each person is not limited.

  • Please cite the original source when quoting articles or paragraphs, whether partial or whole.

  • All submitted articles will not be returned.

  • We reserve the right to issue publicly, quote or display all submitted articles (whether chosen or not) on printed or electronic media (including books, publications and website of HKBA and display materials in HKBA functions). You may specify in the application form if you donít agree with the above arrangement.

Come on! Grab your pen now and show your appreciation with words!
For any enquiry, please call our 24-hour hotline 2540-3282 or visit www.breastfeeding.org.hk.

Click here to download the article (chinese version):
Article Solicitation l 2008 Breastfeeding Week l Go, Mamma Go


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WABA: Protects, Promotes and Supports Breastfeeding Worldwide The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support  of breastfeeding worldwide. WABA action is based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the Global Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding. Its core partners are IBFAN, LLLI,  ILCA,  Wellstart International and ABM. Find out more at the WABA website.