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Breast milk is amazing. Breast feeding and breast milk play an integral role in relation to nourishment, bonding, and promoting a strong start for a newborn baby.

World breastfeeding challenge

Join us for the world breastfeeding challenge and celebrate the amazing things that breastfeeding does. The challenge is on to have the most children breastfeeding at one time, in one place, (latch-on).
Mothers in Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and around the world will gather on Saturday, October 1 at 11 a.m. to participate in the 15th annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge, which aims to set new yearly records for the most babies breastfeeding at one time.
The event is free and there will be draw prizes, entertainment and snacks. Bring the whole family!

In Vancouver

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (2305 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver)
Street parking and underground pay parking is available at Whole Foods on the corner of West 4 Ave and Vine St or at London Drugs on Broadway and Yew St. Bus routes are available on West 4 Ave or on Broadway.

In Sechelt

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Sechelt Early Years Centre (5538 Shorncliffe Ave, Sechelt)

Why breast is best

Along with the nutritional benefits for your child, breastfeeding strengthens a mother’s connection to her baby and can even reduce the risk of osteoporosis, post-partum depression and certain reproductive cancers later in life.
According to the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), over the last two decades child mortality has decreased by about 40 per cent, although approximately seven million children under the age of five still die each year mainly from preventable diseases. Furthermore, the proportion of neonatal deaths (during the first month of life) now comprise an increasing proportion of all child deaths.
In partnership with UNICEF and the World Health Organization, WABA aims to advocate, raise attention and strengthen efforts to enable more mothers across the globe to breastfeed. Along with adequate complementary feeding, exclusive breastfeeding has the potential to save the lives of about 20 per cent of at-risk children under the age of five.
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