Posted by: Admin | November 5, 2012

What’s happening during Eeyou Istchee’s Breastfeeding Week?


Breastfeeding Week calls for all health workers to organize activities for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Each Awash clinic designated a Community Health Representative (CHR) to coordinate the activities during that week. Each day of the week, I will post the activities planned in each community. You will notice that Mistissini and Nemaska will not be mentioned as, for reasons beyond their control, they will celebrate Breastfeeding Week at a later time.

Local Activities – Monday November 5, 2012

This morning, listen to the local radio in Chisasibi to hear a public announcement about  Breastfeeding Week. In Waswanipi, starting at 10 AM, a discussion on why breastfeeding is important will take place at the clinic. Oujé-Bougoumou will host a radio show on CKOJ 91.1 on the benefits of breastfeeding.

In the afternoon, you can join the Waswanipi Awash team to learn about breastfeeding positioning techniques and problem solving. This activity will be held at 1:30 PM at the clinic. From 2 to 4 PM at the MSDC in Oujé-Bougoumou, a Baby Food Workshop (babies 6 months +) is taking place. In support of breastfeeding, Chisasibi’s Community Health and Headstart is giving out free balloons. Come and pick up yours! Waskaganish will hold a group session with breastfeeding moms from 3 to 5 PM at the MSDC; the session will feature a special speaker and snacks will be provided.Wemindji is introducing its new Breastfeeding Support Group Leader, Benita Weistchee, at 7 PM on the local radio station!

Look up the Blog tomorrow. The information about the day’s activities will be posted at 7 AM.

Come and join in the celebration of the 2012 Breastfeeding Week!

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