BELLAS Breastfeeding Organization (Breastfeeding Encouragement Learning Liaison and Support) is hosting two free events this weekend to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. It just so happens that CSP is sponsoring one of them:-)
BELLAS Breastfeeding was established in Charlotte in 1992 and offers moms support through the duration of breastfeeding. They are unique in that they target low-income, minority and teenage mothers who often lack the resources to obtain lactation assistance and whose babies can gain the most from breast milk.
LATCH ON AND SMILE
Date: Friday, August 8, 2008
Place: Freedom Park’s Mahlon Adams Pavilion
Time: 10:00 AM
Event: Mothers will gather with their nurslings and breastfeed together for one minute. T-shirts that say Breastfeeding Does a World of Good to the first 25 infants.
Goal: To put a happy, healthy, and diverse face on breastfeeding in the Charlotte area.
FASHION SHOW AND BABY FAIRE
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2008
Place: Myers Park Baptist Church Heaton Hall, 1931 Selwyn Ave Charlotte, NC 28207
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Event: Featuring a fashion show of maternity, nursing & children’s clothes as well as accessories. Including: childrens’ activities, refreshments, silent auction, door prizes and vendors. T-shirts that say Breastfeeding Does a World of Good to the first 25 infants. Free Charlotte Smarty Pants t-shirts to the first 75 moms (woohoo!). Fashions by Belly Elan, Motherwear and Peek a Boo Couture. Sponsored by Carolinas Medical Center Main and Pineville.
So load up your babies or your very pregnant self and join the festivities! These events will be fabulous and educational!