Monday, September 29

Eli told Me About The Upcoming Breast Feeding Challenge

Really, Eli? Your friend Jonah Bear told you about a breast feeding challenge?

On Oct. 11
the Quintessence International Breastfeeding Challenge
is being celebrated in Port Alberni for the very first time!
The object is to get as many nursing babies 'latched on' as possible!

October 11th, 2008

This fun event is a challenge for which geographic area ( province, state or territory) has the most breastfeeding babies 'latched on' at 11 a.m. local time.
It's an event where every child 'wins' because they are breastfed!

to celebrate breastfeeding and demonstrate promotion, protection and support for breastfeeding women and their families.
It's a chance for education and peer support done in a fun social way.

Parent Place, Port Alberni Health Unit
or your local health unit will know

Tell 'em!

no pre-registration necessary.
You and your baby will register at the door to receive your certificate of participation.
A donation to our local La Leche Group is appreciated but not required.

There will be a draw for donated door prizes.
Pottery by Mickey Smeele.

In 2001 when this event started, there were 856 babies at 26 sites in British Columbia, Canada. Last year there were 5,383 babies at 230 sites across Canada and the US. Port Alberni is one of 270 sites registered from around the world.
All nursing babes/moms are invited to do their part.
Every breastfeeding baby counts in the final count.

The website is:

Yup, okay Eli !
Better start practicing!

1 comment:

  1. heehee! yes, i promised jonah i'd give him a ride. oh yeah, and a drink...