Breastfeeding and books go together

They both nourish a child’s mind and are important factors in their development

Oct. 1-7 is National Breastfeeding Week and it’s being celebrated at local libraries.

What do breastfeeding and books have in common?

They both nourish a child’s mind and are important factors in their development.

In partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) and the Vancouver Island Regional Libraries (VIRL), the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) invites all moms, dads and babies along with siblings and caregivers to learn more about this connection at the 11th Annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. – noon, including the Campbell River library.

The Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge is an international event with the goal of setting the record for the most babies breastfeeding at one time.

VIHA’s Public Health Nurses, Nutritionists along with Library staff will be on hand on to answer your questions about the benefits of breastfeeding and early literacy.