Our National Breastfeeding Week is October 1-7, 2020. Events to celebrate the week will be held Virtually – all Manitobans can join! The Annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Latch/On Challenge will be held virtually on October 3 at 2:30 pm (sign up by 2:00 pm). Please log on at https://www.lllc.ca/breastfeeding-challenge-2020.
There will be a Virtual Celebration of Human Milk Feeding the same day (October 3) at 3:00 pm. This can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/groups/318968179117146.
The theme for this year is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” Breastfeeding provides every child with the best possible start in life. It delivers health, nutritional and emotional benefits to both children and mothers. Breastmilk is a natural, renewable source food that is environmentally safe and green because it is produced and delivered to the consumer without pollution, packaging, or waste. It keeps our planet safe and healthy. Everyone benefits from breastfeeding.