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Invitation to Join the Breastfeeding Challenge 2008
--See Local Info Below--

Join us to celebrate breastfeeding in a fun “competition” where every child “wins” because they are breastfed!!

What: Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2008 This fun event is a challenge for which geographic area (province, state or territory) has the most breastfeeding babies, as a percentage of the birthrate, “latched on.” at 11am local time.

When: October 11th

Why: to celebrate breastfeeding and demonstrate promotion, protection and support for breastfeeding women and their families. It’s a chance for education and peer support done in a fun social way.

Location: a health unit or hospital, local coffee shop, mall or any other venue.

Numbers: 2-??

"Latch on": 11am local time. Some sites are a few breastfeeding women who get together to “be counted” and others are much larger events with lunch, raffles, education, speakers, door prizes etc

Registration: online at no cost and submit some simple paperwork to be counted on the big day. Dial up

Background: In 2001 when this event started, there were 856 babies at 26 sites in British Columbia, Canada. Last year there were 5,383 babies at 230 sites across Canada and the US. This year we would love to see that number increase dramatically. Do your part, join us - organize a site - big or small! Every breastfeeding baby counts in the final count.

*********************Here is Raleigh's info********************

Site Information for Raleigh

Organization: Nursing Mothers of Raleigh
Contact: Tara Stanford
Phone: 919.217.4259

Date: Oct. 11
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Rex Hospital Woman's Center, Classroom 100 B
Rex Hospital
4420 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC, 27607

Event Notes: We will be holding the Challenge this year at the Rex Hospital Woman's/Birth Center. To find the Woman's Center, use either entrance and follow the signs. We will be meeting in Classroom 100B, which is just off of the birth center lobby up the short flight of stairs. Signs will be posted. Snacks and free gifts will be distributed! To download a map, please visit Rex Healthcare's site: