August 15-21 is Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week! This year’s theme is Telling Our Own Stories. Elevating Our Voices. Organized by the Asian & Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force, the week is a great time to listen and learn from AANHPI families, community members, and lactation support providers; and celebrate and share resources.
August 16, at 1 p.m. E.T. join 1,000 Days and the National WIC Association for the next live panel discussion. This week’s topic is AANHPI Breastfeeding, moderated by Darlena Birch, with presenters Wendy Fung and Pauline Sakamoto.
We’ve been busy all day today setting up for the World Breastfeeding Week event Saturday August 7th from 10am-12pm in the parking lot at 315 SW 4th Ave, Albany! Stuffing gift bags and organizing to get ready for you to join us!
Help celebrate World Breastfeeding Week from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Linn County Courthouse annex parking lot, 315 SW 4th St., Albany.
Sponsored by the Linn County WIC program (Women Infant Children). Numerous partners will have displays and gifts. Partners include: Linn County Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Services, Linn County Maternal Child Health, Linn Benton Lincoln Breastfeeding Coalition, La Leche League, Snap-food stamps, Pollywog, Capitol Dental Care, Kidco Head Start, Midvalley Doulas, Samaritan Health Services.
Linn County Public Health will also have its mobile COVID vaccination van on-site.
This year’s international theme is, “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility.”
World Breastfeeding Week is being celebrated in 120 countries.
According to the World Health Organization, breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. Breastfeeding provides infants with essential nutrients to support growth and development. It acts as a child’s first vaccine and protects them from many common childhood diseases.