I have loved seeing women being celebrated in all corners of South Africa this Women’s Month – hearing that Bavaria was on a strong mission to salute mothers and the daughters they raised this women’s month was truly heart-warming for me.
Why do I say this? because I credit my stregnth to the women who raised me – my mother and abo’Gogo (my grandmothers). From a young age, I watched them overcome challenges and work hard to sacrifice and provide for their families. This is something that has stuck with me and inspired me to keep going, whenever it feels like my plans will not work out.
It was not only them that inspired me, but the whole community of women I grew up around. I have very fond memories of other women who stepped up whenever my “mothers” and family were not available. Whether it was to look after me for a few hours after school, to keep an eye on me on the bus or to give me advice – there were always these heroic women and motherly figures looking out for me. These are the women I salute this Women’s month.
Cheers to the leading ladies…
This year, Bavaria launched its “Cheers to” campaign, which salutes the everyday heroes of South Africa and for Women’s month, the spotlight is on mom-to-be, Itumeleng, who made the sacrifice of having to leave her family behind in her home country, to have a better life in South Africa.
Watch how they surprised her with an unforgetta-ble baby shower – and more.
Did you know that Bavaria 0.0% contains no alcohol whatsoever, therefore making it safe to consume when you are pregnant or breastfeeding? The refreshing range comes in a variety of different flavours like strawberry, apple and mango-passion fruit.
It turns out that 0.0% non-alcoholic malt beer can boost breastmilk supply by stimulating prolactin levels. In my first six weeks of trying to exclusively breastfeed, I know all about the mission to increase supply, so I have stocked up on my apple flavour! I have even heard of women having strong beer and malt cravings during pregnancy so I am pleased that there are now safe options on the market.
Barley malt contains lactogenic beta-glucan. This not only makes it highly nutritious, but when enjoyed 90 minutes prior to breastfeeding can see an increase in the mom’s milk production. Malt drinks are well known to be both wholesome and highly nutritious, while providing some protein, sugar, essential minerals and levels of vitamins A and B vitamins, and the all-important folic acid which is beneficial during both pregnancy and breastfeeding.
In celebration of Women’s month, I have collaborated with Bavaria to give away a hamper worth R3000, including:
– Rose Gold Transonic Bluetooth earphones
– Travel Bag with charging port
– A Ceramic Poykie Pot
– Gold 4000mAh Powerbank, Bluetooth Speaker and Pen Gift set
– Portable Braai & Cooler Set
– Snug Fast Wireless Car Charger
– A case of Bavaria 0.0% Strawberry
To enter, follow these two simple steps:
1) Watch the film and leave me a comment with the answer to this question: “what was Itumeleng’s second big surprise?”
The giveaway will close on 28 August and full giveaway terms and conditions will apply as per my website. See my giveaway page for the details.
Cheers to women this month, and every month!