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World Breastfeeding Month in Review!

What a whirlwind the month of August was as we celebrated World Breastfeeding Month! While we work tirelessly all year long to spread the word about breastfeeding and milk banking, MMBA took full advantage of this dedicated and special month to do even more!

We kicked off the month with a bang thanks to our friends at the local Austin WIC (Women Infants and Children) Clinics—we had the opportunity to attend not one, but TEN Prenatal and Breastfeeding fairs that they were hosting! What a great chance for us to meet with new moms and tell them more about how to become a milk donor.

Speaking of WIC—our Outreach Coordinator, Kara White, attended the annual Breastfeeding Reception hosted by one of our WIC depot locations in Bryan/College Station. They were so excited to hear that mothers from their community have provided over 36,000 meals for premature babies! We also officially opened a new milk collection site at Mom’s Place Breastfeeding Clinic at the North Austin WIC office which will b…

Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge!

A little healthy competition is fun, right?

Join us on October 1st when Austin will be participating in the International Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to get as many moms and babies breastfeeding at once as possible. The city with the most participants is the winner!

The event is being co-hosted by the Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin; Central Texas Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies; and the Sustainable Food Center. It is a free event and is open to the public. It's a great way to promote, protect and support breastfeeding women and their families. We will also have fabulous door prizes and free give-aways!

We want Austin to win this year! Please help us by spreading the word to any and all breastfeeding moms that you know. Do you think Austin has a chance? We do!

Who: Breastfeeding Moms and Babies!
What: Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge
Where: Republic Square Park Farmers Market, 4th & Guadalupe, Austin, TX
When: Saturday, October 1st Check in…