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Public Service Announcement

Orillia is ready to celebrate National Breastfeeding Week!

Sep 28, 2015
ORILLIA – The Global Breastfeeding Challenge 2015 takes place October 3, and all breastfeeding families are invited to join in at the Orillia Public Library, Children’s Room!

ORILLIA – The Global Breastfeeding Challenge 2015 takes place October 3, and all breastfeeding families are invited to join in at the Orillia Public Library, Children’s Room! The Global Breastfeeding Challenge is a fun and friendly competition in which families come together and attempt to set the record for the most children breastfeeding simultaneously.

Date:                Saturday Oct. 3, 2015 

Time:               Latch on begins at 11 a.m. (Registration at 10 a.m.)

Location:          Orillia Public Library, Children’s Room

                        36 Mississaga Street West, Orillia

 

The purpose of this challenge is to bring awareness to breastfeeding, milk-banking, and demonstrate promotion, protection and support for breastfeeding women and their families.

A proclamation of National Breastfeeding Week and a flag raising ceremony will kick off the week. Proclamation and flag raising take place on October 1 at 11:00 a.m. at Orillia City Centre.

Watch for life-sized photographic cutouts of local women breastfeeding their children at the latch on. The cutouts are part of a campaign by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reminding the public that women need support and encouragement to breastfeed anytime and anywhere, wherever their children need them. And look for the breastfeeding is welcome signs at local business, community and municipal organizations.  

About National Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in 120 countries. In Canada, our national celebration takes place each year from October 1 to 7. It is promoted by INFACT Canada and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action and is supported by Unicef and The World Health Organization. The theme for 2015 is BREASTFEEDING AND WORK - LET’S MAKE IT WORK!

For more information, please call Health Connection at 1-705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or see www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.


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