A total of 37 moms and 38 babes participated this year in the Cranbrook/Kimberley Breastfeeding Challenge on Saturday

A total of 37 moms and 38 babes participated this year in the Cranbrook/Kimberley Breastfeeding Challenge on Saturday

Breastfeeding challenge in Cranbrook

A total of 37 moms and 38 babes participated this year for awareness raising event.

The Cranbrook/Kimberley Breastfeeding Challenge on Saturday, October 5 was a huge success. Organizers Pam Smith (Interior Health) and Daleen Bybee (private lactation consultant) were delighted to see well over twice as many moms in attendance as last year. A total of 37 moms and 38 babes participated this year. Mayor Wayne Stetski read out the proclamation that declared October 1-7 Breastfeeding Week in Cranbrook. Promoting breastfeeding was the main goal of this event. Moms can find breastfeeding support in the East Kootenay from their public health nurse, a private lactation consultant, their midwife and through Breastfeeding Mamas!, an online and in-person peer support network.