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Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Train the Trainer

Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare is revamping the application so it is easier than ever for you Child Care Programs to become Breastfeeding Friendly. Even if they are not interested in certification, helping centers establish a breastfeeding friendly environment is good business and will help your centers support families and staff in their feeding goals. Come learn how to support your centers as they move to the next level by learning the training, what materials to use & where to get them, how to set up a breastfeeding room and how to become certified. Cost is $10 to cover lunch and snacks. Training credit and certificates available. Register at Event Brite using this link. You will als

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Month

Research has shown that breastfeeding decreases the incidence of SIDS. Parents are encouraged to breastfeed their infant at night time and return the infant to their own firm sleeping surface after feeding. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide guidelines for safe infant sleep.

Get On Board with WNC Breastfeeding Activities

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition will hold their meeting in Perinatal Region 1. The meeting will be held at the Mountain Area Health Education Center - Family Health Center in the Dogwood Room on the Second Floor at 123 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803. The meeting will be from 10:00 AM to Noon with time for networking after the meeting. There are several exciting things happening in the region around breastfeeding! We can't wait to share the exciting news with you and get your input! See you Saturday!

Tips for Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

The idea of returning to work and continuing to breastfeed might be an intimidating thought. However, there are some things to consider that can help the transition go smoothly: Attend a breastfeeding class or schedule an appointment with a lactation consultant Join a breastfeeding support group Discuss with your boss about your plans/desires to breastfeed Practice using a breast pump before heading back to work Slowly allow your baby to adjust to using a bottle before returning to work There are also several things to consider when you return to your work environment: Pump during the times you would breastfeed your baby at home. During the first few months of growth, baby needs to breastfee

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