Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge

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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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Quintessence 2016 Vendors

posted on Sep 28, 2016 in Central Texas News, Current Efforts, HMHB News, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events by
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Thank you to our Quintessence 2016 vendors! These area businesses and organizations support breastfeeding in Central Texas.

Please show your support for these businesses.  They are making a difference in your community.

Learn more about these organizations below and visit their website.

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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 Monica Aguirre Photography for documenting our event. Monica specializes in baby, child, and family photography. She loves to capture special moments in your life.

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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CTBC Monthly Meeting

posted on Aug 05, 2016 in by
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Join CTBC for our monthly meeting

We meet in the WIC Administration Building in the 4th floor meeting room.

Parking is available behind the building in a lot and can be accessed from Waller Street. Go to the end of the parking lot for 1000 E 11th, then take the elevators inside to the 4th floor. You will see the conference room when you exit the elevators.

Parking is available behind the building in a lot and can be accessed from Waller Street.
Go to the end of the parking lot for 1000 E 11th, then take the elevators inside to the 4th floor. You will see the conference room when you exit the elevators.

 

Parking is available behind the building in a lot and can be accessed from Waller Street.

Go to the end of the parking lot for 1000 E 11th, then take the elevators inside to the 4th floor. You will see the conference room when you exit the elevators.

Meetings are free and open to the public, children are welcome.

We will be planning for summer events to increase awareness and normalize breastfeeding.
Membership is only $10 annually.
Please email keepaustinbreastfeeding (at) gmail (dot) com if you have agenda items that you would like discussed.

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CTBC Monthly Meeting

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Join CTBC for our monthly meeting! We meet in the WIC Administration Building in the 4th floor meeting room.

Parking is available behind the building in a lot and can be accessed from Waller Street.
Go to the end of the parking lot for 1000 E 11th, then take the elevators inside to the 4th floor. You will see the conference room when you exit the elevators.

Meetings are free and open to the public, children are welcome.

We will be planning for summer events to increase awareness and normalize breastfeeding.
Membership is only $10 annually.
Please email keepaustinbreastfeeding@gmail.com if you have agenda items that you would like discussed.

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CTBC Monthly Meeting (Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition)

posted on Sep 04, 2015 in by
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National Breastfeeding Month has ended but we still have events coming up and a report from the breastfeeding round table to discuss.

Please join us for our monthly meeting to increase awareness and help plan events that support breastfeeding moms in central Texas.  If you would like to be added to our meeting agenda please e-mail us

You do not have to be a member of our coalition to attend meetings.  This is where we plan events and community action that supports breastfeeding.

We meet on the first Friday each month at 1000 E 11th st.

Parking is available in the parking lot behind the building (entrance on Waller) or in the empty dirt parking lot at 11th and Curve St.

Take the elevator up to the 4th floor  and you will see the conference room.

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Monthly Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting

posted on Jan 21, 2015 in by
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Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition (CTBC)

A new year is here and it’s time to get busy supporting breastfeeding moms.  This is a legislative year and we will have several breastfeeding bills to support.  We also plan to have several great events celebrating breastfeeding moms.  Join us for our monthly meeting and let us know what is important to you and get involved in our efforts.
When: Jan 21, 2015
Time:  12:00 – 1:15pm
Location:  Any Baby Can – 1121 E 7th.  Downtown Austin
If you would like to add anything to the agenda please e mail keepaustinbreastfeeding@gmail.com

 

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November Coalition Meeting Moved to the Capitol

posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Central Texas News, Mother-Friendly Legislation, News, Texas by
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We will not be meeting at Any Baby Can on the 3rd Wed in November, instead we will be attending the State Coalition meeting at the Capitol.  Please join us there.

Our regular coalition meeting would be Nov 19th but coalitions from around the state will be coming to Austin to participate in the Texas Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting on Nov 17th and 18th.  Please join us for the kick off of the next legislative session.  This meeting will take place right after the election so all legislators will be finished campaigning and considering their legislative agenda for the session.  We would like breastfeeding support to be a part of that agenda.  Join us and make your voices heard.

 

For More information visit www.TexasBreastfeedingCoalition.org

If you can not make it to the meeting but would still like to participate in visiting with legislators Please let TXBC know HERE

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HMHB Monthly Meeting

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Please join us for our monthly meeting and make a difference in the lives of mothers all over Texas.  We have some pretty ambitious goals for this year and it will take a lot of community involvement to accomplish everything that is before us.  We will now be meeting on the 3rd Wed of each month at Any Baby Can.  If you can not make It to the meetings but would still like to be involved, please e mail us and we will add out to our newsletter with calls to action.

We are currently recruiting individuals that would like to take a leadership role in our organization.  If you are interested please join us or e mail us at keepaustinbreastfeeding@gmail.com

 

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