It’s World Breastfeeding Week – a time to celebrate and support breastfeeding worldwide. This year, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is calling for global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work. Whether a woman is working in a formal, non-formal or home setting, it is necessary that she is empowered in claiming her and her baby’s right to breastfeed.
We’ve come a long way in the last 22 years, but this year’s theme is revisiting the 1993 World Breastfeeding Week campaign on the Mother-Friendly Workplace Initiative.
For more information on what you can do to support this breastfeeding initiative, visit www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org.
We’re starting August with a packed schedule of classes and support groups for parents and parents-to-be. Here is what we have coming up August 3 through 9.
Baby & Family Suites Tour – Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Breastfeeding Forum – Tuesday and Thursday
Breastfeeding (Beyond the Basics) – Wednesday and Sunday
Sibling Class – Saturday
The Joy of Parenthood (Newborn Care) – Saturday
Click here for a complete list of classes and events.
Feedings every two to three hours, sleepless nights, learning how to swaddle and remembering to buy enough diapers to last more than two days. There’s no question about it: the “firsts” for first-time parents are new, a little scary and stressful.
Now imagine your little one decides to come almost two months earlier than planned.
That was the case for Brianna Wiltse.
Like most new moms, Brianna was thrilled to welcome little Emma in February of 2013 but because she came seven weeks early, it meant an even steeper learning curve during Emma’s first month in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Emma was so small at birth – 4 pounds, 7 ounces – Brianna wasn’t able …