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LLLI – August 8th 2012

La Leche League is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women that decide to breastfeed their baby’s. I want to give special acknowledgement to La Leche League for their support throughout the years and for bringing the breastfeeding café to our community for the 7th year. A successful exciting time that has become a tradition in salt lake to celebrate to the fullest the art of breastfeeding.

Highlight activities for the café: Elizabeth Smith from the University of Utah Hospital will be presenting on How Birth affects breastfeeding from 10-11am. WIC peer counselor Brenda Poprsenovic will be at the café for breastfeeding support and questions from 1-4pm and if you want to apply for WIC the peer counselors can also inform you how.

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WIC – August 7th 2012

Is important to know where to find breastfeeding help when you need it; the WIC breastfeeding peer counselors are a great resource to be aware of when extra support is needed. Please come to the breastfeeding café and meet these women full of experience for a free consultation during the café or any questions you may have feel free to ask for them at the café. Thank you for participating in this year’s breastfeeding café we love to have the peer counselors once again supporting the breastfeeding community in celebrating nature’s way of feeding your baby.

Highlight activities for the café : May Sobieralski Teen mom specialist from the  WIC peer counselors  team will be at the  café from 10-5pm if you are a  teen mom or know one that needs  support come to the café and meet  with Mary she  is fantastic. Rita Williams WIC Peer counselor will be at the café from 1-4:30pm.

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Thank You For Your Support – August 1st 2012

 

I would like to highlight the volunteers that make  the  operations  of the breastfeeding café possible without you there  would  not be  a café. Your dedication and  willingness to give some of your time to reinforce  that breastfeeding is the best  for babies  mothers  and a the whole family. Thank you for your support.

Highlight activities for the café:  Natasha Boss presenting the basics of kefir from 10-11 am WIC breastfeeding peer counselor Tasha Wood from 2-5pm.

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Day Two!!

Hello and welcome to Day Two of our 6th Annual Breastfeeding Cafe. Have you hopped over to see all of the FABULOUS SILENT AUCTION items we have this year? TWO paintings for silent auction and tons of fun smaller items as well. Your bids help support this year’s Breastfeeding Cafe and the Utah Breastfeeding Coalition, which creates policy and action for breastfeeding in the professional world. SO important for breastfeeding mothers at work and at play! Check out the current bids in the comments section and leave your own bid there too (don’t forget to leave your email address and be checking back to see if you’ve been outbid). The Silent Auction runs through August 15th.

If you don’t see a silent auction item you want, consider one as a gift, or perhaps you’d like to become a member of the Utah Breastfeeding Coalition www.utahbreastfeeding.org to become a member TODAY. I want to be sure to thank Tricia Lewandowski for her fabulous work on creating (and keeping up) the Silent Auction page, as well as updating our Breastfeeding Cafe website along the way.

What does the Cafe have in store for you today? Come ask Registered Dietician, Cara Munson, all of your nutrition questions. Does a nursing mother require a special diet while breastfeeding a newborn? A child starting solids? A toddler? An older child? I know you’ve got questions, so bring them at 9:30am and have them answered!

If you’re in the Murray area, we have a La Leche League meeting at noon today! www.lllofmurray.blogspot.com for information and directions

This afternoon we have one of our WIC breastfeeding peer counselors available, starting at 2pm. Are you wondering what WIC provides mothers in our community with regards to breastfeeding support? Are you a professional who might like a bit more information so you know when to refer someone to WIC? Or a volunteer who works closely with breastfeeding mothers, needing more information on other community resources? Are you, or do you know a Spanish speaking mother who could benefit from discussing breastfeeding with a peer counselor, IN Spanish? Then THIS IS THE TIME for you!

As a reminder:
Starting tomorrow through Friday, Mini Portrait Sessions with local photographer, Timbra Wiist of Landslide Photography (that happens to be me, I wear many hats). $20 minimum donation, which includes a mini nursing portrait session along with 5 high resolution, print ready photos on CD. This all goes to La Leche League of Murray and World Breastfeeding Week. CD of additional photos may be purchased later, a portion of this fee will also go directly to La Leche League of Murray. Email landslidephotography{at}hotmail{dot}come for details or to RSVP. Murray Park, Private Home in Sandy and Liberty Park, Wed/Th/Fri respectively.

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