August is National Breastfeeding month. Doraine Bailey, Breastfeeding Support Services, spent most of this month helping to organize events educating the community about the importance of breastfeeding, and support services and programs offered.
Do you want to learn more about breastfeeding? We offer a free class at Babies ‘R Us in Hamburg the third Thursday of each month! The class covers newborn baby behavior; birth, skin-to-skin, and the hospital experience; how to get started with breastfeeding; overcoming challenges of the first two weeks with baby; pumps and other gadgets; and balancing breastfeeding and work. For more information about the class or to register, call 859-288-2348.
We also partnered with Mindful Moms of the Bluegrass and the Global Big Latch On to host a breastfeeding event, where women gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Lexington’s Big Latch On took place on Saturday, August 6 at Pleasant Ridge Park. Other August events included an At Your Side Breastfeeding event at Babies R’ Us and Mother/Baby Rock and Relax area at the Woodland Arts Fair and Crave Festival.