Arabic Background

Arabic is the official language of at least 24 countries, spoken across the Middle East and North Africa. With 300 million current speakers it is used in countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, UAE, Syria and others. It has many dialects and varieties, one of them being the dialect of Mecca, spoken by Muhammad considered by Muslims the last prophet sent by God. In literature, Arabic is the mother tongue of Aladdin and Scheherazade in One Thousand and One Nights.

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Leigh Anne O’Connor, IBCLC is a Private Practice Lactation Consultant and La Leche League Leader in New York City. She has been working with breastfeeding families for nearly 17 years. She and her husband Rob have three children, all breastfed! She has appeared on various TV and radio shows as well as contributed to many articles on breastfeeding. She blogs at www.mamamilkandme.com Leigh Anne is offering a 30 minute prenatal phone consultation. She can help guide you through the preparation for breastfeeding, help you avoid...

The BellyBallot Story

We built BellyBallot to make naming your baby more fun. In under 2 minutes, parents can involve friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to vote on their favorite names. Parents can now include loved ones from all over the globe on the joyous occasion of celebrating a new child's life.