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  • 6. Our Lady of La Leche Exhibit
    Dates: August 16-30, 2014
    Venue: Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Mandaluyong City

    Our Lady of La Leche is known as the ‘patroness’ of breastfeeding mothers. To honor her and to celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month, there will be an exhibit of Our Lady of La Leche images at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Mandaluyong City, starting August 16. The exhibit is organized by the Our Lady of La Leche Movement.

    7. Breastfeeding: A Crash Course for the Busy Mom
    Date: August 16, 2014
    Time: 8am-12noon
    Venue: Babyland at Facilities Center, 548 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City

    This “crash course” on breastfeeding is organized by Best for Families, Inc. and Babyland (as per IAC permit number EO51 SA14-003). It is perfect for expecting moms, and even those who already know about breastfeeding but want to attend a “refresher” course. Entrance is free. To register, SMS or call 0917-8110821.

    8. Best Beginnings in Breastfeeding
    Date: August 23, 2014
    Time: 2pm-5pm
    Venue: Yahoo! Philippines, 20th Floor, Accralaw Tower, 2nd Ave. corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

    This event is a free breastfeeding class organized by Yahoo! Philippines and LATCH. Pregnant mothers and their partners or support group can learn about the benefits of and myths surrounding breastfeeding, what to expect in the early weeks after giving birth, and going back to work while breastfeeding. There are limited slots available. Click here to register.

    9. The Breastfeeding Club’s Annual Baby Shower
    Date: August 30, 2014
    Time: 9am-11am
    Venue: Best for Families, Inc. at No. 29, 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City

    The Breastfeeding Club was founded by Abbie Venida-Yabot, a PGH (Philippine General Hospital)-certified lactation counselor. It holds regular activities for moms and families. The August 30 event is open to all and is free for all The Breastfeeding Club members. To register, please send a text message to 0917-8110821.


    10. Thanksgiving Mass to Our Lady of La Leche
    Date: August 30, 2014
    Venue: Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Mandaluyong City

    The Our Lady of La Leche Movement is planning to have a special Thanksgiving Mass to Our Lady of La Leche at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Mandaluyong City.
    The schedule of activities on that day include:

    8-11 am - Medical Mission for pregnant women and children below 2 years
    11 am - A short talk on Breastfeeding Benefits and Spirituality
    12 noon - Holy Mass with A Special Blessing for pregnant and nursing moms as well as childless moms

    Do you have other breastfeeding month-related activities to add to our list? Feel free to let us know via our Facebook page or on Twitter!


    Image by Alessandro Conti from flickr.com

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