Local coalitions in Texas are doing a lot of fun things to promote breastfeeding!
Brazos Valley BF Coalition is having a cookie exchange at their next meeting. If members bring a guest to the meeting, they will be entered into a drawing to win free 2017 local coalition membership.
Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition held the Austin Birth Awards on October 14, 2016. The Birth Awards is a community effort to raise awareness for evidence based birth and breastfeeding practices. Area midwives, lactation consultants, and other prenatal and postpartum professionals were honored in a great ceremony held at the George Washington Carver Museum. Nominees and winners were decided on by the general public. CTBC was proud to spotlight Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas, an area organization dedicated to increasing support for families struggling with perinatal mood disorders in Central Texas. CTBC would like to thank coalition members and sponsors for helping to organize a fabulous event!
Dallas Area Breastfeeding Alliance held their Sixth Annual Summer Conference last August. The day-long conference featured Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC speaking on “Helping Mothers Resolve Their Breastfeeding Challenges.”
North Texas Area BF Coalition is having a Mom Prom on March 4, 2017- a fundraiser for the Coalition. It’s a ladies night out for any female 21 years or older, not just for moms. Our very own “Brown Jamz Pro” will be spinning music for a night full of dancing and fun! Light hor d’oeuvres, desserts, and drinks will be served. A cash bar will be available and your ticket will include one drink from the bar. Wear an old prom dress, bridesmaid dress, or tacky dress, and show off your decade! Bonus points if you can zip it up! Your ticket will be entered for a door prize and the first 50 ladies to arrive will receive a swag bag! You will receive a tiara or you can wear your own! We are all princesses for the night! We will have a “Mom of the Year Award”, tackiest dress contest, silent auction, and much more! Please come join the fun and support the North Texas Area Breastfeeding Coalition.
San Antonio BF Coalition is focusing on The USLCA Conference being held in San Antonio next May. We are encouraging membership to SABC and USLCA and to volunteer with the conference. Scholarships are available to assist in attending the conference.
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