World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year on August 1-7th in more than 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
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To celebrate, the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County and the Breastfeeding Advocates of Sarasota County are continuing our fabulous Decorating Contest. After submitting the entry form (available here), decorate any public space (door, window, bulletin board, etc.) with a message that promotes or supports breastfeeding. This decoration must be displayed at minimum from August 1-7 but you are welcome (and encouraged!) to display it throughout the month of August. Submit photos with a brief explanation of your entry to Jamee.email@example.com by August 5th.
The coveted “Golden Nipple” Award will be presented for the best entry in a category. Past awards include: Most Educational, Best Use of Humor, Most Beautiful, Creative Use of Materials, Best Use of Cultural Diversity, Best Use of Theme, and MORE!
Winners will be announced the week of August 10th.
Sponsored by the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County and the Breastfeeding Advocates of Sarasota County.
For previous year entries click here.
For more information, please contact us at 941-373-7070 or Jamee.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week at the Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market! We will have tons of great information on hand, breastfeeding support workers, and giveaways! Stay tuned for more details.
The Big Latch-On is a world-wide show of support for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding mothers will come together with millions of others around the world and latch on their baby for one minute while being counted by witnesses. The numbers are added up and see if we beat previous Big Latch On records or maybe even the world record!
If you are interested in volunteering or participating in this event, please contact Ciera Coleman or Jamee Thumm at the Healthy Start Coalition office, (941) 373-7070.
If your baby is one of the lucky ones born during World Breastfeeding Week, you’ll receive a free “Eat at Mom’s!” Onesie courtesy of the Breastfeeding Advocates of Sarasota County.
These onesies also promote an important safe-sleep message, reminding parents that babies need to be placed on their backs to sleep, and encouraging parents to place babies on their stomachs for “Tummy Time” play.
(At participating birth centers/locations, including: Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Rosemary Birthing Home, WIC, and the Health Start Program.)
Last year’s winners:
2014 World Breastfeeding Week Door Decorating Contest
Are you an individual, business, or organization who supports breastfeeding mothers? Enter our 10th Annual 2014 World Breastfeeding Week Door Decorating Contest! Decorate a door (or any public space – a large window, bulletin board, etc.) with a message that promotes or supports breastfeeding for the week of August 1st – 7th.
The coveted “Golden Nipple” will be awarded for the following categories: Best All-Around, Most Educational, Best Use of Humor, Most Beautiful, Most Creative Use of Materials, Best Demonstration of Cultural Diversity, And More!
Judging will take place the week of August 4th, and winners will be announced on August 11th, 2014. The display must be up the entire week of August 1st – 7th to qualify.
If you have any questions, please contact Jamee Thumm, (941) 373-7070 ext. 307.