Nelson Breastfeeds – Anytime, Anywhere!

Breastfeeding Week Nelson BC_2013

Breastfeeding is the natural and normal way to feed our babies.

Breastfeeding happens at home, at work, in bed, on the couch, climbing mountains, watching movies, on airplanes, at the beach, at weddings, in restaurants, first thing in the morning, and sometimes at a bleary 3 am…

Let’s celebrate breastfeeding wherever and whenever it happens!

In an effort to raise awareness about breastfeeding, Interior HealthKootenay Doula GroupKootenay Kids, Kootenay Community Midwives, and La Leche League Nelson have organized a public activity held in honour of World Breastfeeding Week.
Nelson and area women of all ages are invited to share their breastfeeding photographs and/or memories through poetry or stories in window displays at breastfeeding friendly locations throughout Nelson (including Mountain Baby!) from September 30th – October 5th.

In an effort to normalize breastfeeding in our community, the intention is to display as many photographs of women breastfeeding as possible!

Women are invited to email their submissions to:

Photos will also be collected at: Kootenay Kids, Public Health office (Victoria Street), and at the “Birth Story” movie screening (Capitol Theatre Sept. 29, 2 – 5 pm).

All participants will be entered into a prize draw (please put your name on your breastfeeding entry).

After the event, all submissions will be available for pick-up at the Public Health office.

Please join us in celebrating breastfeeding – anytime, anywhere!

Do you have any breastfeeding questions? I am an Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant and a La Leche League Leader. Feel free to ask questions in the comments below. I’m here to help.


Judy Banfield

I’m Judy Banfield and I’m here to help you feel better about yourself as a person and more confident and secure as a parent.

In my 30+ years of working with babies, young children and parents, I have learned that valuing and treasuring and deeply knowing yourself gives you the foundation to more confidently and joyfully, love, treasure, teach and guide your children.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Dear Judy:

    I just wanted to take this opportunity to compliment you on this amazing blog! For some reason, I hadn’t come across it previously but I am sure glad that I did tonight.

    I shall be reading more of the articles that many were of interest, and recommending it in the childbirth education classes.

    Thank you so much for informative, compassionate, at times humourous, and well researched reflections.

    take care, Mary Ann

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