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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2016 National Breastfeeding Month Sponsors

posted on Aug 15, 2016 in Central Texas News, News by
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Our ‪#‎brelfie‬ t-shirts were a huge hit and our screening of MILK the Film was full of breastfeeding supporters. Neither would have been possible without support from breastfeeding friendly community sponsors.

Please show your support for these businesses.  They are making a difference in your community. Click on their logo to visit their website.

2016 National Breastfeeding Month Sponsors

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Thank you to Enlightened Baby, Austin TX for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Enlightened Baby’s mission is to offer only top quality products, with the greatest emphasis on sustainability, ease of use, longevity and safety. Conveniently located on South Congress, it is the place for superior, accessible, modern, eco-friendly, easy-to-use diapering and natural baby products.

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 Special Addition Maternity & Nursing Boutique for supporting breastfeeding families in Central Texas! Since 1994 Special Addition has been serving the pregnant and breastfeeding mom with quality products and services.

Thank you to Stork Maternity Consulting for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Stork Maternity Consulting is an in-home consulting, concierge, and doula boutique in the Austin area. They are made up of certified doulas, lactation consultants, birth educators, child passenger safety technicians and more!

Thank you to Ameda for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Since 1942, Ameda has been the leading innovator and has delivered unmatched quality and service to lactation professionals, institutions and most importantly, mothers. Ameda offers breast pumps and accessories and lactation education all over the world.

Thank you to Breastfeeding Success Company for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! The Breastfeeding Success Company offers comprehensive lactation consultation services from International Board Certified Lactation Consultants including clinic, in-home, video, and telephone consultations. They also offer corporate lactation training programs and lactation specific classes for healthcare providers and families alike in Austin, Texas, its surrounding areas, and the rest of the world.

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 Grow Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, PLLC for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Dr. Leigh Ann Grady and Dr. Juliette Owens are board-certified pediatricians who focus on family-centered care in a small, friendly office. They strive to promote wellness by focusing on healthy growth and development, and by providing up-to-date medical care in a family-centered setting.

Thank you to My Pure Delivery for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! My Pure Delivery is a premiere Lactation Clinic and Baby Boutique dedicated to keeping mom and baby healthy. With two locations in Cedar Park, Diba Tillery RN, BSN, IBCLC, CPST, and her staff can help mom and baby feel confident with breastfeeding.

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.

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 Lactivist in Louboutins for supporting breastfeeding in Central Texas! Lactivist in Louboutins is a blog about breastfeeding, motherhood, and breastfeeding style. Written by a lactation educator and counselor, Lactivist in Louboutins offers the unique perspective of a breastfeeding mom and lactation support professional.

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.

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Concert and Breastfeeding Proclamation

posted on Aug 06, 2016 in by
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Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month with a FREE concert at Central Market!

Join Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin for an evening of music at Central Market on North Lamar Blvd. In addition to the concert, there will be a proclamation read, making August National Breastfeeding Month in Austin.

Don’t miss out on this fun, free, and family friendly event!

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Big Latch On @ Baby Earth

posted on Aug 06, 2016 in by
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Mark your calendars!

BabyEarth RoundRock is hosting a Big Latch On, Saturday August 6th. During the first week of August (National Breast Feeding Month) people show support for breastfeeding and families by coming together and “Latching On” at the same time.

In 2015 there were 654 locations across the globe and over 36,502 people came to registered Big Latch On events to build community.

Come be part of this world record!

We will also have an excellent guest speaker and great prizes!

What is the Big Latch On?

Groups of breastfeeding women coming together at registered locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time. All the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at the set time and are counted by the witnesses. The numbers are added up and we see if we can beat previous Big Latch On records!

The Big Latch On supports communities with identifying and growing opportunities to provide ongoing breastfeeding support and promotion.

The key to the Big Latch On’s success is allowing communities to hold their Big Latch On events, empowering them to create an event that relates to the people of their community, while still taking part in a worldwide event.

While Big Latch On provides the concept, key resources and overarching co-ordination, communities hold their own Big Latch On events. One of the biggest delights of co-ordinating the Big Latch On each year is the feedback we get about the amazing diversity of ways in which the Big Latch On is celebrated and the follow on activities such as friendships formed and breastfeeding support groups established.

Global Big Latch On

Aims of the Big Latch On

  • Support for communities to identify and grow opportunities to provide ongoing breastfeeding support and promotion.
  • Raise awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge available in communities.
  • Help communities positively support breastfeeding in public places.
  • Make breastfeeding a normal part of the day-to-day life at a local community level.
  • Increase support for women who breastfeed – women are supported by their partners, family and the breastfeeding knowledge that is embedded in their communities.
  • Communities have the resources to advocate for coordinated appropriate and accessible breastfeeding support services.
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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.

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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Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

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Join our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for an informative class on how to make a smooth transition back to work while maintaining your desired breastfeeding relationship. With a little advance planning and preparation, you can continue to provide your baby with the best nutrition…your breast milk….even while you are apart.
We will discuss:
Strategies for Breastfeeding and Working
Your rights for pumping at work
Feeding Options
Pumping Strategies & Tips
Calculating How Much Milk You Will Need
Breast Milk Storage Guidelines
How to Choose a Bottle
Tips on Offering a Bottle to Your Breastfed Baby
Recommended Reading and Resources
This class is approximately 1.5 hours in length. The ideal time for taking the class is dependent on mom’s schedule for returning to work. Suggested time is between three weeks postpartum and a month prior to your return to work.
Would you like a personal plan for returning to work? For an additional fee, you can attend this class and also meet with our lactation consultant for a 15-minute personalized, private discussion. The consult will include a written plan with strategies to prepare you for the specifics of your return to work or school.
Can’t attend our class but would like to discuss a plan for returning to work with our lactation consultant? No problem! We offer telephone and video consultations. Now you can discuss the details of your return to work from the comfort of your own home. To learn more about our telephone consultations, click here. For video consultations, click here.
Location:
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
3rd Floor Classroom
(Come off of elevators and take a left towards “Labor & Delivery”. Classroom is first door on left.)
1401 Medical Parkway
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
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Breastfeeding Basics Class

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Join our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for an informative and interactive class on breastfeeding. Taking a breastfeeding class prenatally will help prepare you to achieve a successful breastfeeding experience. During the class, we will discuss:
Advantages of breastfeeding
Breast anatomy
Proper latching technique
How to position and hold your baby for a more comfortable breastfeeding experience
How to establish a good milk supply
How to know if your baby is getting enough to eat
How partners can participate in the breastfeeding experience
Breastpumps
Breastfeeding resources and support groups
How to address the challenges of breastfeeding
Attendants will receive:
A Breastfeeding Parent Guide. A special code on the Parent Guide will allow you to access videos and information from home.
Folder with important breastfeeding handouts
Snacks and drinks will be provided
Mothers should take this class early in their third trimester and partners are encouraged to attend. Be sure to register early as our class size is extremely limited! This class is about 2.5 – 3 hours in length so please wear comfortable clothes.
Location:
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
3rd Floor Classroom
(Come off of elevators and take a left towards “Labor & Delivery”. Classroom is first door on left.)
1401 Medical Parkway
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
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Breastfeeding Basics Class

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Join our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for an informative and interactive class on breastfeeding. Taking a breastfeeding class prenatally will help prepare you to achieve a successful breastfeeding experience. During the class, we will discuss:
Advantages of breastfeeding
Breast anatomy
Proper latching technique
How to position and hold your baby for a more comfortable breastfeeding experience
How to establish a good milk supply
How to know if your baby is getting enough to eat
How partners can participate in the breastfeeding experience
Breastpumps
Breastfeeding resources and support groups
How to address the challenges of breastfeeding
Attendants will receive:
A Breastfeeding Parent Guide. A special code on the Parent Guide will allow you to access videos and information from home.
Folder with important breastfeeding handouts
Snacks and drinks will be provided
Mothers should take this class early in their third trimester and partners are encouraged to attend. Be sure to register early as our class size is extremely limited! This class is about 2.5 – 3 hours in length so please wear comfortable clothes.
Location:
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
3rd Floor Classroom
(Come off of elevators and take a left towards “Labor & Delivery”. Classroom is first door on left.)
1401 Medical Parkway
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
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Recent Nursing in Public Incident

posted on Jan 18, 2014 in Central Texas News, News by
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After spending close to $150 at this store this mom asked if she could nurse her child in the dressing room.  The proper response would have been, “Feel free to feed your baby anywhere.”  That’s not the response she got.  Check it out.

 

 

 

Victoria’s Secret has apologized to the mother and has stated that they will ensure that their staff is trained in the future.

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