Ottawa Moms: Join the Breastfeeding Challenge!

by DaniGirl on October 8, 2008 · 4 comments

in Baby days, Life in Ottawa

Did you know that in 2005, the National Capital Region came in first out of 234 participating locations in the breastfeeding challenge, with the largest number of participating mommies? Join us to beat the record in 2008! Moms will be lactating large at the St Laurent Shopping Centre, CHEO, the Monfort and both campuses of the Ottawa Hospital!

I’ll be there, delightedly so. When Lucas and I ran into serious trouble with breastfeeding back in February and March, I desperately wanted to be able to make it to the six-month mark with him before my milk gave way completely. Despite adding two bottles of formula per day to his diet and his newfound love of solid foods, we’re still going strong today on his eight month birthday! Yay us!! I still nurse him first thing in the morning, midafternoon and just before he goes to sleep, and to be honest, it’s going better than ever. Here’s hoping we make it to his first birthday and beyond.

And can I take just one second to say how proud I am to live in a city that officially endorses an event like this? Yay, Ottawa! Moms, babies and boobies unite this Saturday, October 11. I’ll be at the St Laurent location, if all goes according to plan. Hope to see you there!

Edited to add:
Doh!! Saturday = skating lessons. Rats!! I’ll be there in spirit, anyway.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lala October 8, 2008 at 1:37 pm

I’ll try my best to join you! I’ll be the curly haired brunette.

2 anita kaiser October 8, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Congrats to making it this far! I always say those first few weeks are the hardest!

3 Barbara October 9, 2008 at 2:03 am

You could respect the spirit of the event by nursing Lucas at the arena if he happens to be hungry then. At least part of the message of the challenge is to reinforce “anywhere anytime my baby is hungry”. Reid and I participated in a couple of the Breastfeeding Challenges. They were empowering experiences. You could always take Lucas next year – it gets out the “two years and beyond” part of the WHO recommendations.

4 Cynthia October 10, 2008 at 9:18 pm

We’ll be there!

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