Breastfeeding Awarness is coming to Slave Lake in the next few months

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

Pam Hahn, a birth doula with Natural Strength and Cristabel Encinas- Rodriguez with Healthy Choices for Moms and Babes, attended the Interagency meeting as guest speakers on June 26 to talk about Breastfeeding Awareness Week, which is the first week of August.

Events will take place all week, with the kick-off designation of breastfeeding-friendly locations in Slave Lake on August 1.

On August 4 there will be a worldwide breastfeeding event called The Big Latch, at Schurter Park at 10:30 a.m. Essentially the event will be women breastfeeding all at the same time, to promote awareness.

To register call 780-516-6737.

August 5 will be ‘Selfie Sunday’. Mothers can take a photo of themselves breastfeeding and post it to social media with the hashtag #mybiglatchon.

August 7 will conclude BAW. There will be a hand expression workshop at the Better Together Centre from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Northern Haven Support Society
Tracy Leggett with the outreach program at Northern Haven talked about one of the upcoming events with the Ladies Learning Circle: learning how to make mosaic stepping stones.

The event is on July 17 and 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Alliance Church.

To register call or text Leggett at 780-516-0543.

Alberta Health Services
Tim Horsman with Alberta Health Services(AHS) said in the next couple of months AHS is going to be running a program called Let’s Talk about Cannabis.

The idea behind the program is to start a community conversation about cannabis before it becomes legal.

Horsman said the drug will become legal on October 21.

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