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I registered to be counted. If anyone wants to join us we will be at the rivertown Halloween event in downtown Antioch @ 3PM. Nothing formal. Just having fun @ nursing in public!!! Maybe next year we could do something bigger for this. Who is with me?<br>
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Join us to celebrate breastfeeding in a fun “competition” where every child “wins” because they are breastfed!!<br><br>
What: Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2008<br>
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.<br><br>
When: October 11th*<br><br>
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.<br><br>
Location: a health unit or hospital, local coffee shop, mall or any other venue.<br><br>
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<br><br>
Registration: online at no cost and submit some simple paperwork to be counted on the big day. Dial up <a href="http://www.babyfriendly.ca" target="_blank">www.babyfriendly.ca</a><br><br>
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.
 

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Welcome to the club! I'm getting ready to host the Point Reyes Station one in a few hours...we have a good chance of getting California in the top 3 regions, I hope! Just remember to be latched on somewhere at <i>11 a.m.,</i> even if you all are meeting at 3 p.m. for later festivities. That way it can be counted!<br><br>
And hey, any public breastfeeding is good breastfeeding <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Good Luck!
 

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We just found out about it yesterday. Hopefully next year our LLL group can get involved! But every little bit helps right?<br><br>
My 4 year old & 1 year old nurse ALL the time! Latching on @ 11am shouldn't even be an issue! Lol!
 

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I told my husband I wanted him to take a picture of me @ 11am nursing the boys (or @ least the little one). We are out running errands right now & I said, "watch! Today will be the one time neither of the wants to latch on!"<br><br>
My DH replied, "that's okay. I will latch on if they don't!"<br><br>
Ah ha ha ha! Silly husbands!
 
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