Thursday, August 7th, 10am — 1pm

Nurse Out in the Park

World Breastfeeding Week in Tacoma

Breastfeeding babies, their families and the community that supports them will gather on Thursday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wright Park to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7. The celebration will feature a mass nurse out at 11 am to set the record for the largest number of simultaneous breastfeeding babies in Tacoma, as well as remarks by local lactation consultant- Debbie Knox, IBCLC. Gift bags will be provided to the first 50 families.

La Leche League’s 2008 World Breastfeeding Week celebrations recognize the importance of supporting mothers so they can achieve the gold standard of infant feeding: breastfeeding exclusively for six months and providing appropriate complementary foods with continued breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond.

La Leche League advocates creating optimal conditions for mothers in several critical areas of support, including family and social networks, healthcare, workplace and employment, government and legislation, and crisis or emergency response.

Tacoma’s celebration is co-produced by two locally-owned, mom-run stores: Wai Baby (owned by Hillary Ryan) and Best Loved Baby (owned by Sarah Simmons, Bronwyn Judd and Ida Simmons). Representatives from many other local organizations will be present including The Birthing Inn, Tacoma Labor Companions, North Tacoma La Leche League, Bates Technical College and more.

Cost / Admission
Free!

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Contact Info
Hillary Ryan
hryan@wamail.net
253-212-6430
Location
Wright Park
N I and Division
Tacoma, WA
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breastfeeding, nursing, Tacoma, Wright Park