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Breastfeeding Week celebrates the Breastfeeding as a Team Effort

Sep 30, 2019
SIMCOE MUSKOKA - Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is teaming up with local community partners in Simcoe and Muskoka to celebrate National Breastfeeding Week the first week of October.

SIMCOE MUSKOKA - The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is teaming up with local community partners in Simcoe and Muskoka to celebrate National Breastfeeding Week during the first week of October.

National Breastfeeding Week raises awareness about the importance of and the need for breastfeeding support from family, friends, community members, organizations, business and workplaces.

The theme “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding” was chosen to focus on breastfeeding as a team effort. A culture of support, empowerment and enablement is fundamental to supporting breastfeeding families in our community.

We all have a role to play to support the breastfeeding family.  Whether you are a friend, family member, a community member, or part of a municipal government or workplace, there are things you can do to empower and enable breastfeeding. 

  • Support breastfeeding families to breastfeed anytime, anywhere.
  • Attend one of the many local events being held during National Breastfeeding Week to show your support.
  • Know where families can go to get help with breastfeeding.
  • Businesses, organizations and workplaces can do their part by reviewing “Becoming a Breastfeeding Friendly Place: A step by step guide.”

For information or help with breastfeeding, call Health Connection Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/breastfeedingweek

 

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National Breastfeeding Week Events – 2019

Community

Date/Time

Location

Event

 

 

 

 

Barrie

 

Oct. 1

11:00 a.m.

Barrie City Hall

Flag Raising and Proclamation

Oct. 2

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Latch-on 1:30 p.m.

Barrie EarlyON Child and Family Centre

129 Ferris Lane

Global Breastfeeding Challenge and Celebration

Oct. 1 – 7

Barrie Breastfeeding Action Team (BBAT) Facebook page

Facebook campaign

“I breastfeed because….”

 

Alliston

Oct. 2

1:00-2:30 p.m.

 

Alliston EarlyON Child and Family Centre

13 Wellington St. W.

Global Breastfeeding Challenge and Celebration

Town of Innisfil

Oct. 1

11 a.m.

2101 Innisfil Beach Rd.

Flag Raising and Proclamation

Bradford West Gwillimbury

Oct. 3

11:30 a.m.

BWG Court House

57 Holland Street E.

Flag Raising and Proclamation

 

 

Collingwood

 

Oct. 2

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Collingwood Library

55 Ste Marie St.

Breastfeeding Challenge

Oct. 2

11:30 a.m.

Collingwood Library

55 Ste Marie St.

Flag Raising

 

 

 

 

Orillia

 

Oct. 7

11:00 a.m.

Orillia Opera House

20 Mississauga St. W.

Flag Raising

Oct. 5

10:00 a.m.

Couchiching Beach Park

Facebook event page

 

Orillia Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge

To register please email: info@orilliamidwives.com

Tiny Township

 

Sept. 30

9:30 a.m.

Tiny Township office

130 Balm Beach Rd. W

Flag Raising and Proclamation

 

Tay Township

Sept. 30

10:30 a.m.

Township office

450 Park St.

Flag Raising and Proclamation

 

Penetanguishene

Oct. 1

9:15 a.m.

Town Hall

10 Robert St. W

Flag Raising and Proclamation

 

 

 

Midland

Oct. 2

12:30-3:00 p.m.

 

Chigamik Community Health Centre

845 King St.

MamaTribe celebration at drop-in peer support group

Oct. 3

9:30 a.m.

GBGH

1112 St. Andrews Dr.

Flag Raising

 

Oct. 1

10:30 a.m.

Town Hall

575 Dominion Ave

Flag Raising and Proclamation

 

Bracebridge

Sept. 30­ – Oct. 11

Bracebridge Falls Bridge

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