Family-friendly cruise to symbol World Breastfeeding Week

August 1, 2014 - Picnic Time

Posted: Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 1:05 pm

Family-friendly cruise to symbol World Breastfeeding Week

By Kate Day Sager, Olean Times Herald

Olean Times Herald


OLEAN — Local mothers, children and families are invited to applaud World Breastfeeding Week in a family-friendly cruise Saturday during Franchot Park.

The eventuality will be hold from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is giveaway and open to a public. Sponsored by a La Leche League of a Twin Tiers, it is being hold in approval of general World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1 to 7.

Katie Ward, organizer of a joining and a weekend event, pronounced participants who wish to assistance mangle final year’s “Big Latch On” record for a many children nursing during a same hour around a universe should arrive during a park by 10:15 a.m. to register for a 10:30 a.m. fasten time.

Ms. Ward pronounced between 30 and 35 women participated in a latch-on during final year’s event.

“It was a good turnout,” she said.

The La Leche League of a Twin Tiers meets during 6 p.m. a third Wednesday of each month during Olean Public Library. All nursing mothers are invited to attend. The joining is described as a nonprofit classification whose goal is to assistance mothers worldwide to breast-feed by mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education.

The joining also hopes to foster a improved bargain of breast-feeding as an critical component in a healthy growth of a baby and mother.

“At any given assembly we have during slightest a dozen moms uncover up,” Ms. Ward said. “There are always some aged hands and some new people.”

Materials reviewed during a meetings embody information on because breast-feeding is a certain choice, problems in a early weeks of nursing and nutritive issues. The joining also provides information for styles of nursing that best fit a mother’s needs.

Ms. Ward began assisting with a joining after her daughter Vela, 3, was born. She breast-fed her daughter with a support of a group, and now breast-feeds her baby son William, who is 2 months old.

“It’s good this time around,” she pronounced of breast-feeding her second child. “I consider a whole purpose of La Leche League is that either we helper for a day, a week, a year, 5 years, a purpose is to support we and your nursing needs, whatever they are.”

Saturday’s eventuality will also embody a potluck lunch, a balloon tent, face portrayal and a onesie tie-dyeing fundraiser.

For some-more information on a league, a meetings or a picnic, call Ms. Ward during 491-3178 or email her during

(Contact contributor Kate Day Sager during




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