Saturday, July 27, 2019

Join Me in Celebrating Breastfeeding Week at the Big Latch On

This year, Samantha Swartz Birth Services is excited to partner with Family Trees Doulas to help at the World Breastfeeding Celebration and Big Latch on in Lancaster on August 3 at Musser Park in Lancaster! 

Information for the Event:

"Join the Lancaster Breastfeeding Coalition and community as we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week! This is a completely free event for breastfeeding families. All are welcome, whether you are currently breastfeeding, used to breastfeed, or are an advocate for breastfeeding families...we would love for you to come and have some fun!

9:30am Music with Popovsky Performing Arts
10:30am Big Latch On11:00am Family Yoga

All Day Activities Include:

  • Face Painting by Mimzy's
  • Baby Weight Stations
  • Photo Booth
  • Music
  • Make your own nursing necklace/teether (while supplies last)
  • Snacks
  • Raffles and giveaways
  • Receive information on complimentary foods for breastfeeding babies
  • Learn about breastfeeeding resources in our community"

So many women around the world advocate for breastfeeding for many reasons, according to ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)

Breastfeeding is best for your baby for the following reasons:
  • Breast milk has the right amount of fat, sugar, water, protein, and minerals needed for a baby’s growth and development. As your baby grows, your breast milk changes to adapt to the baby’s changing nutritional needs.
  • Breast milk is easier to digest than formula.
  • Breast milk contains antibodies that protect infants from certain illnesses, such as ear infections, diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, and allergies. The longer your baby breastfeeds, the greater the health benefits.
  • Breastfed infants have a lower risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Breast milk can help reduce the risk of many of the short-term and long-term health problems that preterm babies face.

Breastfeeding is good for you for the following reasons

  • Breastfeeding triggers the release of a hormone called oxytocin that causes the uterus to contract. This helps the uterus return to its normal size more quickly and may decrease the amount of bleeding you have after giving birth.
  • Breastfeeding may make it easier to lose the weight you gained during pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding may reduce the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

So come join me for this fun, free event!  

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