2014 World Breastfeeding Week Celebration Event

Breastfeed Chicago’s World Breastfeeding Week Celebration Event will take place on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 12pm – 3pm at the Drucker Center (1535 N. Dayton St. Chicago, IL 60642).   The event will include speakers and workshops, breastfeeding-friendly vendors, children’s activities, and an exclusive Chicago Latches-On event.

Sponsored by

 Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes,

Bellē Up Boutique,

Sweet Pea’s Studio,

and Chicago – Mommy’s Club Healthy Home.

Supporting Vendors:

A&H ChildproofersBabywearing International of ChicagolandBlissful Births and BabiesChicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition, Chicago Region Breastfeeding Taskforce, Chompy Chic ChewleryChristine Sheets Birth ServicesFree to BreastfeedLatchPal by Happy FigLove Your LittleMoms United Against Violence and IncarcerationNancy Mohrbacher Solutions, Inc.Neighborhood Parents Network (NPN)Nelly Belly HeadbandsPeanuts and PicklesRush Mothers’ Milk ClubSleep Tight Consultants/The Chicago New Moms GroupThe Little Bear FoundationTranquil Transition Placenta services

***Click here for event registration! ***

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 Speaker Schedule:

Abrams Gym Program Room
Activity Lounge
12:15-1:00 pm
Babywearing International of Chicagoland presents: Breastfeeding While Babywearing
12:15-1:00 pm
Linda Szmulewitz of Sleep Tight Consultants:
Sleep Strategies With a Breastfeeding Baby
Sona Smith, Executive Director of Chicago Volunteer Doulas:  How Doulas Help Breastfeeding
Babywearing International of Chicagoland Presents: Breastfeeding While Babywearing
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA highlights from her new book: Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple
2:15 – 3:00pm
Peer Counselor Circle with Maria Galvan-Briseño, facilitator:  Moms Helping Moms

Getting There:

  • The Drucker Center (1535 N. Dayton Street Chicago, IL 60642) is located within a 2 minute walk of the North & Clybourn Red Line Station.  Click here for walking directions.  Enter on the South side of the building through the parking lot.
  • Bicycle parking is available along the south side of the building.
  • Bus information: Halsted #8 bus stop is at Halsted & Blackhawk (walk 3 minutes) or North Ave #72 bus is at North & Clybourn (walk 2 minutes).  Enter on the South Side of the building.
  • Parking:  Lot available on Southwest corner of Dayton and Blackhawk.   Overflow parking options: Street parking; paid lots at Freemont and Weed (cash or credit) and paid parking at the REI at Halsted and Blackhawk.  Click here for map.