The Olson Center for Women's Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center commemorates World Breastfeeding Week on Aug. 1-7.
This event supports the goal of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action to promote the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding.
All activities today take place on the fourth floor of the Durham Outpatient Center located at 44th and Emile streets. Parking is available in the parking structure at the same location.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- exhibits featuring baby-wearing (the practice of a mother transporting her baby in a wearable carrier), nursing bras and fitting, breastfeeding accessories, breast pumps and supplies, lactation counseling, yoga, pregnancy/delivery education and milk bank donation.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- free chair massages and pregnancy and infant wellness information.
Noon-1 p.m., Olson Center lactation consultants will speak on "Skin to Skin and the Sacred Hour." The lecture will discuss the importance of the first hour after birth and why itís important.
Bring your lunch and refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited so registration is required. Call 402-559-6345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.