World Breastfeeding Week 2014

We have a lot planned to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2014! This year, WBW runs from Friday, August 1 to Thursday, August 7 and we’re kicking off the week with our 2nd Annual Breastival Festival, sponsored by Lansinoh!

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Friday, August 1st: 2nd Annual Breastival Festival sponsored by Lansinoh

Time: 2pm to 6pm

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington, 2141 K St NW, Suite 3, Washington, DC 20037

Schedule of Activities:

  • Raffle: all day (winners announced at 5:30)
  • Toddler Playroom: all day
  • Food & Drink: lactation tea & lemonade with lactation cookie ice cream sandwiches (while it lasts!)
  • Yoga in the Park (prenatal): 2:30-3:30
  • Yoga in the Park (mommy & me): 4:30-5:30
  • Babywearing Demos: 3-5
  • Baby Handprints and Footprints: 2-4

Join us for an afternoon of fun, friends and FREE STUFF made possible by the good people at Lansinoh! We will have great breastfeeding-friendly snacks and drinks, including delicious lactation cookie ice cream sandwiches, lemonade and flavored lactation iced tea. The big focus of this event will be a huge raffle of dozens of great items from strollers to breast pumps to restaurant gift certificates and many, many more fantastic items for parents! Check this page often, as we will be posting more details (including specific raffle items) as we get closer to the event.

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Saturday, August 2nd: The Big Latch On

Time: 10:30am (try to arrive around 10am)

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington, 2141 K St NW, Suite 3, Washington, DC 20037

The Big Latch On is groups of breastfeeding women coming together at registered locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time. All the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at the set time and are counted by the witnesses. The numbers are added up and we see if we can beat previous Big Latch On records! This year, we will be cohosting a Big Latch On prior to a screening of a new breastfeeding documentary, The Milky Way. Click here to register!

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Saturday, August 2nd: The Milky Way Screening

Time: 11am-1:30pm

Location: West End Cinemas at 2301 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037

This is a documentary exposé about breastfeeding in the United States. We show how women can reclaim their birthright and restore the nursing mother archetype. More than a breastfeeding promotion film, this is a film by, for, and about women. It is about the knowledge that inherently resides in every woman, how to access that knowledge and how to trust what we already know. It is a film that inspires women to say, “I can do that!” “I want to do that!”. Watch the trailer here.

The screening will begin at 11am, with a panel (a representative from the film, one of our lactation consultants and a local pediatrician) taking questions after the screening. As always, babies are welcome!

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Tuesday, August 5th: World Health Organization Celebration

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Location: WHO PAHO at 525 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

There will be FREE food, drinks, baby-friendly activities and babywearing demos, a FREE raffle, and SWAG BAGS with a mug, baby t-shirt and product samples from our sponsors.

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