Monday, August 3, 2009
Breastfeeding Cafe in Salt Lake City
The Breastfeeding Café runs August 1 - 31 at the Main Library in downtown Salt Lake City. At this year's Breastfeeding Café new and pregnant mothers will find classes, discussions and instructions on this normal and healthy practice. All classes and events are free!
"It provides optimal nutrition for your baby, and can quickly calm a fussing child. Unfortunately, breastfeeding is not really the norm in our society and women are often encouraged to give it up sooner than they should. But, many Utah moms and health professionals say breastfeeding can literally save the day, and have plans to show what they mean at this year's Breastfeeding Cafe."
"One example of how breastfeeding saved the day is this harrowing story from Oregon. After nine days of waiting in their car, snowbound in the wilderness, Kati Kim and her children were rescued. Remarkably, Kim's 4-year-old and 7-month-old daughters survived the ordeal because Kim was able to breast-feed both of them."
"it's important for moms to understand that even small inconveniences, like delayed appointments, power outages or car problems can upset the family feeding schedule. Breastfeeding is the healthiest and easiest solution to those trying days."
Click here for the Breastfeeding Cafe 2009 Calendar
Click here for the whole article
See www.utahbreastfeeding.org for more information or to volunteer.
You can find more information about breastfeeding at www.babyyourbaby.org. Or, you can call the hotline at 1-800-826-9662.