Attachment Parenting International – AP Month 2011 - Families at Play
Auction Ends: Oct 31, 2011 12:00 PM EDT

Unique Experiences

Autographed book and CHAT with LLL founder Marian Tompson

Item Number
Estimated Value
$200 USD
$43 USD to WildThingMom
Number of Bids
6  -  Bid History

Item Description

Along with your autographed copy of Passionate Journey: My Unexpected Life, enjoy a personal telephone conversation with Marian. We'll arrange a 20-minute period of time for your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ask her questions, comment on her book, or chat about family matters.

About the book:

What does it take to change established childbirth practices, hospital procedures, infant nutrition standards, and cultural norms that work against the best interests of mothers and their babies? It takes a woman who is passionate about all of those things, and who unknowingly took the first steps of a journey that would ultimately lead to the founding of La Leche League International and a life devoted to speaking up and speaking out for mothers and babies around the world. That woman is Marian Tompson, whose passion for insisting on the childbirth and breastfeeding options that nurtured and nourished the breastfeeding couple became her life's work. Part biography, part memoir, Passionate Journey: My Unexpected Life, tells the story of a shy 1950s stay-at-home mother who became a childbirth and breastfeeding advocate whose influence reached around the globe.  172 pages

About Marian:

Marian Tompson is one of the seven founders of La Leche League International. She was President of La Leche League for 24 years, from 1956 to 1980, and is currently a member of the Founders Advisory Council. Wife of the late Clement Tompson, she is the mother of seven children, grandmother of seventeen, and as of 2011, great-grandmother of ten. An early advocate of home birth, four of her children, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren were born at home.

Mrs. Tompson was instrumental in developing Breastfeeding Seminars for Physicians that were hosted regularly by La Leche League and were held annually for 34 years. She has served on many boards, committees and advisory councils, including the International Advisory Council for the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (1996 to present), the Advisory Board for the National Association of Post Partum Care Services (1995), the Advisory Committee for Perinatal Health, Department of Public Health for the State of Illinois (1983); and served as a consultant for the WHO/UNICEF meeting on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Geneva, Switzerland in 1980.

Item Special Note

Winners will be contacted via email by 11/7/11 to coordinate the date and time of the phone call.

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Donated By:

Marian Tompson

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