We would like to sincerely thank North Country HealthCare for supporting our local breastfeeding coalition and our community!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
For breastfeeding moms and their supporters, La Leche League of Flagstaff is hosting both Live, Love, Latch! and the Global Big Latch On events at Wheeler Park again this year on August 1st @ 10:00 a.m.. More info on the Facebook event page.
The contact person for this event in Chinle: Megan Ross, PHN 928-674-7174
That is the line-up for WBW 2015!
Please feel free to contact us for questions and certainly get in touch if you are interested in helping and joining our team of Flagstaff's local breastfeeding coalition. We are here to support, promote and normalize breastfeeding. Peace, Love and Breastfeeding!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
August 2nd, celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with artwork, music, refreshments and raffles at Flagstaff's first birth center! Elizabeth Garcia Photography will be on-site for 15-minute mini sessions of maternity and family photos for a $30 fee. Please join us
Flagstaff Birth & Women's Center
401 W Aspen Ave.
Friday, August 2nd 6-9pm
Sunday, July 14, 2013
This year Chance Pedersen of the Great Latch-On and Perfect Chance Photography will be photographing the event and offering prints to the attending moms.
The following information can be found at www.biglatchon.org
What is the Big Latch-On?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Email your submissions or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
by July 20th
The winners will be determined by the members of Flagstaff Breastfeeding Coalition and announced at our World Breastfeeding Week first friday open house at Flagstaff Birth and Women's Center, 401 W Aspen on August 2nd.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.
The Peer Counselling Program is a cost effective and highly productive way to reach a larger number of mothers more frequently. Peer Counsellors can be anyone from the community who is trained to learn to support mothers. Trained Peer Counsellors, readily available in the community become the lifeline for mothers with breastfeeding questions and issues. "The key to best breastfeeding practices is continued day-to-day support for the breastfeeding mother within her home and community."