Breastfeeding Challenge is back
Sep 2, 2013 / 1:21 pm
On Saturday October 5, at 11 a.m, mothers and children at sites across Canada, the United States and other countries around the world, will come together to breastfeed their children. The event is a challenge to determine which geographic area has the most breastfeeding babies, as a percentage of the birthrate, “latched on” at 11 a.m. local time.
In Kelowna, this year’s Breastfeeding Challenge will be held once again at The Kelowna Farmer’s and Crafter’s Market at Springfield and Dilworth. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with “latch on” at 11 a.m.
Kelowna Breastfeeding Café is happy to organize this fun breastfeeding celebration for the second year in a row. This dynamic breastfeeding support group was founded by two local moms, both passionate breastfeeding advocates.
The event will also include a raffle, made possible by many local businesses.
The international theme this year is a celebration of the importance of peer support and its ability to increase breastfeeding rates and nurture mothers.
The Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge began in 2001 in British Columbia Canada with 856 children at 26 sites. By 2010, there were 4,373 children in eighteen countries at over 213 sites with a total of over 20,000 supporters.
Kelowna celebrated its most successful turnout last year, with 65 babies latched.
For more information on Kelowna Breastfeeding Café, visit this website.
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