Letter & Photos: Breastfeeding Challenge at Ink Spell Books makes history

Letter

Posted by on Mon, October 13, 2008

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Sara Russell
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Sara Russell

We want to announce that the Coastside made breastfeeding history in the Breastfeeding Challenge, locally sponsored by mama to mama, a doula service. 

With 12 moms and 13 babies, we placed in the top half of all the sites around the world who participated in the event, according to the Quintessence Foundation, organizers of the event.  We want to thank Cindi Whittemore at Ink Spell Books for hosting our moms on Saturday. 

In conjunction with the event, we also worked with 25 local businesses to begin displaying the Breastfeeding Friendly Logo.  This sign lets moms know they are suppported by that business.  If you are a business who would like to be known as mom and baby friendly, please go to ourwebsite to register with us at, www.mamatomama.com.  We maintain a list of local businesses using the logo at the site. 

Thanks to all the moms and babes who joined us.

Sara Russell

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Sara Russell

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Sara Russell


Comment 1
Fri, October 17, 2008 10:37pm
Gayle Dee
All my comments

Greetings!
There’s something new at the Pumpkin Festival this year that’s especially for families with young children!

Community United Methodist Church is offering a rest area and a baby changing and nursing station at the church all weekend. And we’ll have live music too!

The church is located one block east of Main Street at 777 Miramontes Street. The Haunted House is right next door.

All are welcome. Come by and “Rest Your Weary Soles!”

Gayle Dee
Associate Pastor