Hawaiian Background

Polynesians first inhabited this majestic island over a thousand years ago. They traveled the open ocean for thousands of miles with only the stars as their guide. Many years later the famous British captain James Cook would visit the island and refer to it as the “Sandwich Islands”. Many years later would Hawaii become a US territory and the official 50th Aloha State. Its customary for Hawaiian parents to include elders and other family in deciding on the name of their children (BellyBallot-esque before there

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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.