World Breastfeeding Week
Each year, OK Breastfeeding and its community partners sponsor World Breastfeeding Week. This is an opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate breastfeeding and how it enriches our mothers, children, families and communities. Stay tuned for events in your community.
Join us for our annual AGM and become involved in projects of interest to you. Or just check us out and learn about the things we do.
Sept 5th 4-5:30 pm
Penticton Health Centre (meeting room will be posted at reception)
Breastfeeding Art Exp
Kelowna June 2 - 24
Vernon July 7 - Sept 29
Penticton Oct 5 - Nov 9
Trail Jan 12 - Feb 23
Williams Lake March 8 - 31
Kamloops March 31- April 30
Despite the important health impacts that breastfeeding offers, there are social and historical barriers that get in the way of more widespread practice. Art provides a dynamic format for encouraging social change by elevating the importance of breastfeeding in a new and interactive way.
The Breastfeeding Art Expo aims to increase dialogue on healthy child development through a range of artistic activities in BC communities. With the support of 15 local artists and a broad-based group of community organizations in the Okanagan, work will be created – from dance to film to traditional Aboriginal art – to highlight the vital role that breastfeeding plays in overall child health.