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Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge

October 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Avoid the craziness of ACL Fest and come join us for a Family Fun Fest!

If you’ve lived in Austin during ACL you know that you must avoid downtown at all cost.  That doesn’t mean that you have to be trapped in your home for the weekend.  Come join us at a really fun park away from the madness of downtown and celebrate moms and babies with lots of fun activities and tables featuring our favorite local resources.

This FREE event is for *any* families who want to support & normalize breastfeeding!

Roy Guerrero Park is large and your GPS may have difficulty finding the playground.
The coordinates are 30.243606,-97.697210.
On Google Maps and Waze, this is 6200 Grove Boulevard. (Do not put the park name into Google Maps, it will not get you to the playground.)
On other apps, you may want to use the coordinates, or use 400 Grove Blvd & follow the signs to the playscape.

 

Join Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition and Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin for the annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge.  Help break Austin’s record for the most breastfeeding moms all breastfeeding together. Latch On time for the breastfeeding challenge will be promptly at 11AM, registration begins at 10AM.

The Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge is an event to determine which geographic area (province, state or territory) has the most breastfeeding babies, as a percentage of the birthrate, “latched on” at 11am local time.

Event photography by Monica Aguirre Photography

Thank you to all of our Quintessence 2016 Vendors!

Thank you to all of our Quintessence 2016 Vendors!

 

La Leche League of Austin provides mother-to-mother support group meetings at locations across the state, and volunteer Leaders are available to provide breastfeeding information and support over the phone and via email. All women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend meetings or contact Leaders for breastfeeding information and support. There are seven Austin area meetings, in addition to gatherings and playdates.

Thank you to Central Texas Food Bank for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! The Central Texas Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 300 Partner Agencies in 21 Central Texas counties. In the last year, the Food Bank provided more than 31 million meals! They also offer a breastfeeding education program and lactation support. SNAP-eligible families are supported prenatally and postpartum by a trained breastfeeding peer counselor.

Thank you to Daydream Baby Boutique for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Daydream Baby Boutique is based out of Kyle, TX, but offers shipping to virtually anywhere in the world. They carry a wide range of products including ring slings, Baltic amber, cloth diapers, and goodies for mama.

Thank you to Texas Women, Infants, and Children for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Texas is exceeding the Healthy People 2010 objective for 75 percent breastfeeding initiation rate, thanks to the use of trained peer counselors and IBCLCs working with families to support breastfeeding. Whether providing support through education, peer counseling, or breast pumps for qualifying women, Texas WIC sets the standard for the rest of the country.

Thank you to Austin Pediatric Dentistry PLLC for being a sponsor of CTBC’s National Breastfeeding Month!! Dr. Liliana Lucas and her staff believe dental visits CAN be fun for kids. Dr. Lucas also assesses sublingual and sublabial restrictions, and performs frenectomies using a laser.

Thank you to Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Since 1999, Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin has saved babies’ lives by providing prescribed donor human milk. With the support of milk and financial donors, they have pasteurized over 4 million ounces of donor human milk! CTBC is grateful to have such an amazing resource and supporter in our community.

 

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Date:
October 1, 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park  
400 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741
Austin, TX 78741 United States
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