ST. LOUIS (September 1, 2012) -- World Breastfeeding Week St. Louis kicks off on Saturday, September 29, 2012 with “Breastfeeding and Parenting: Making It Work,” a full-day breastfeeding and parenting seminar at the St. Louis Zoo River Camp at the River’s Edge Conference Center.
“Breastfeeding and Parenting: Making It Work” will take place from 9 am to 3 pm, and is designed for new, expectant, and breastfeeding mothers, as well as interested fathers, partners, grandparents, and other caregivers. Attendees can expand their parenting knowledge with sessions about breastfeeding at different developmental stages, discipline, creative play, and more.
Advanced registration for this affordable seminar is required by September 19. Complete details, pricing, and online registration are available at www.LLLSTL.org/wbw2012.
World Breastfeeding Week St. Louis continues during the week of October 1-6, 2012 with daily events and activities throughout St. Louis. Registration is not required to attend these events.
Playdate at Central Park, Monday, October 1, 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 16365 Lydia Hill Rd., Chesterfield MO 63017.
Ice Cream Social at Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 8130 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, MO 63119.
Fundraising Dinner at Noodles and Company, Wednesday, October 3, 4 pm to 9 pm, 10925 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141.
Ride the Metrolink to the CityGarden, Thursday, October 4, 11 am to 2 pm, 801 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63101.
October Harvest at Daniel’s Farm and Greenhouse, Friday, October 5, 10 am to 1 pm, 352 Jungermann Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376.
Potluck Picnic at Creve Coeur Park’s Greensfelder Memorial Shelter, Saturday, October 6, 2pm to dusk, 12991 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043.
“Research shows that a lot of mothers who want to breastfeed their babies don’t get the information and support they need to do so successfully,” says Holly Robinson, President of La Leche League of Greater St. Louis, the non-profit group organizing the events.
“World Breastfeeding Week St. Louis gives local parents the opportunity to meet and socialize with other breastfeeding families throughout the area, as well as expand their breastfeeding and parenting knowledge so that they can successfully meet their individual breastfeeding goals.”
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing breastfeeding education, information, support, and encouragement. La Leche League groups meet regularly throughout the greater St. Louis area. For more information about La Leche League of Greater St. Louis, visit www.LLLSTL.org.
Contact: Alyssa Chirco
Phone: (314) 327-4354