Chilliwack may be best known for corn and fishing but this weekend the number of mothers nursing their babies might give the city some recognition.
At last year's annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge, the number of babies latching on to their moms locally put Chilliwack first in North America.
This year organizers are hoping for even better.
"Last year we welcomed over 150 moms and babies to place first in North America," said Michelle Dennill, Chilliwack La Leche League leader and organizer of this year's event. "This year we are striving to place first in the world."
The annual breastfeeding challenge began in 2001 in B.C. with 856 children at 26 sites. By last year that was up to 3,934 children in nine countries.
Chilliwack's event is organized by La Leche League Chilliwack, a mother-tomother breastfeeding support group that provides monthly meetings at Chilliwack Family Place.
This year's event is at Vineyard Community Centre, located at 45873 Wellington Ave. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., event begins at 10 a.m. All moms are asked to come early to check in and to receive their commemorative gift certificate and gift bag as well as to enjoy the special guest speakers and door prizes. New to the event this year will be onsite complimentary breastfeeding photo sessions by Jaydene Freund of Cradled Creations Birth Photography.
. To register contact email@example.com. For more information, call Dennille at 604-824-1732 or visit www.babyfriendly.ca.
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