Breastfeeding Challenge 2006
NEWMARKET – The Breastfeeding Coalition of York Region is participating in the Breastfeeding Challenge 2006. This challenge is an international event held annually during World Breastfeeding Week, October 1-7, 2006.
The goal of the event is to record the most mothers and babies breastfeeding at one location. Cities across the world take part in this friendly competition. Its goal is to highlight the importance and raise awareness about the health-related benefits breastfeeding provides.
Immediately following the challenge, residents are also invited to participate in the LaLeche League’s Annual Walk for Breastfeeding.
WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2006
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Newmarket Public Library, Multipurpose Room (1st Floor)
438 Park Avenue, Newmarket
WHO: All breastfeeding moms and their infants
The Breastfeeding Coalition of York Region is a community partnership involving York Region Health Services and a number of other agencies working together to promote breastfeeding.
For more information on breastfeeding, this event or any other health-related questions contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 (toll free) or visit www.york.ca
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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, York Region Health Services
Phone: (905) 830-4444 ext. 4016 or after-hours pager (905) 830-3302