This is a discussion on "Going for the Gold" : World Breastfeeding Week 2008. within the Events, Meetups & Gatherings forum, part of the Community Lounge category; BMSG(S) will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (WBW 2008) with the theme “Going for Gold” to increase awareness of the need ...
BMSG(S) will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (WBW 2008) with the theme “Going for Gold” to increase awareness of the need for and the value of providing support to a breastfeeding mother. Just like an Olympic athlete needs support to get the gold medal, a mother requires the same support to achieve the gold standard of infant feeding: the World Health Organization recommends mothers breastfeed their infants exclusively for six months, and provides appropriate complementary foods with continued breastfeeding for two years and beyond. Every mother can achieve the gold standard!
To build camaraderie amongst breastfeeding mothers, join us for a mass breastfeeding session where all nursing mothers are invited to breastfeed their children. We hope to gather as many mothers from all over Singapore in NVPC for an attempt to break our synchronized breastfeeding record of 171 mothers created last year.
There will be talks for mothers and fathers to listen to, games booth for children and shopping for all to indulge in.
Click here to check out for the Breastfeeding Photography Contest where cash and prizes are waiting to be won.
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Sign-up now with your family @ $10 per adult.
Children below 12 years of age are free.
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) , The Giving Place,
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-88 The Central, Singapore 059817
Located @ The Central, a shopping mall directly above Clarke Quay MRT
16th Aug 2008 (Sat), 12.30pm -4pm
Registration & Collection of goodie bags12.30pm
Opening address by BMSG(S) President1.05pm
Address by the Guest of Honour1.15pm
Prize presentation for photo of mothers and their babies breastfeeding contest1.30pm
First talk by Dr Stephaine Chee “Why do you breastfeed your babies even beyond six months?”1.45pm
Lucky Draw (Consolation Prizes) & Tea Break & Shopping Time2.15pm
Synchronized Breastfeeding For Singapore Record2.30pm
Second talk by Ms Doris Fok “What’s wrong with Breastfeeding?”3.00pm
Third talk by Dr Yong Tze Tein “on “Father’s role in breastfeeding and upbringing of your child”3.30pm
Lucky Draw (Top 3 Prizes)3.50pm
End…. Home Sweet Home4.00pm
Special Highlights in NVPC
Great shopping deals by our sponsors as well as merchants where they will showcase their products on the event, where you could possibly get some good buys from them, they are Mums in Mind, Mothers en vogue, Huggies, Mummys Hug, and many more….
We have also invited 3 interesting speakers to address us on Breastfeeding issues, namely, Dr Stephaine Chee, consultant & lecturer for at the Action Research Academy Pte Ltd, and School of Action Research, Singapore, she is also a trained breastfeeding advisor, as well as had done numerous researches on breastfeeding way back in 1989, she is also an associate research supervisor and Doctoral of Philosophy examiner at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences (2006 to 2008). Most recently she is the editorial advisory board member, International Journal of Health and Ageing Management (2007 to 2008). Our next speaker, Ms. Doris Fok a very senior lactation consultant & is the first International board certified lactation consultant in Singapore & Asia. Internationally, she is a member of leche League International (2000-2008) and International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (2006-2008). She has just recently completed a Chinese Handbook on breastfeeding (yet to be published) and is involved with a breastfeeding DVD. Lastly Dr Yong a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with the Singapore General Hospital as well as the President for the Association for Breastfeeding Advocacy (Singapore). They will share on topics such as respectively: “Why do you breastfeed your babies even beyond six months?”, “What’s wrong with Breastfeeding?” and "Father’s role in breastfeeding and upbringing of your child".
In addition, our photo contest winners will strike their winning poses while they receive their prizes on stage. Attractive lucky draw prizes and wonderful doors gifts will be given out during the event.