Breastfeeding Conference for Health Care Professionals and Mothers

cute-baby-with-momBreastfeeding is good for the environment and good for babies.

To encourage and support breastfeeding in Israel, the breastfeeding support organization La Leche League (LLL) and Tel Hashomer/Sheba Medical Center Nursing School are co-sponsoring a conference Monday, June 1, 2009 at Tel Hashomer.

The conference is open to health care professionals, nursing mothers, and the general public.

The conference will include lectures by physicians and lactation experts on breastfeeding premature babies, milk supply issues, natural fertility,  breastpumps, and introduction of complementary foods (solids).

You can get a registration form from La Leche League Israel’s website. Space limited.

Click here to read Green Prophet’s Breastfeeding Series.

Photo Credit: ODHD

About Hannah Katsman

Hannah learned environmentalism from her mother, a conservationist before it was in style. Once a burglar tried to enter their home in Cincinnati after noticing the darkened windows (covered with blankets for insulation) and the snow-covered car in the driveway. Mom always set the thermostat for 62 degrees Fahrenheit (17 Celsius) — 3 degrees lower than recommended by President Nixon — because “the thermostat is in the dining room, but the stove’s pilot light keeps the kitchen warmer.”Her mother would still have preferred today’s gas-saving pilotless stoves.Hannah studied English in college and education in graduate school, and arrived in Petach Tikva in 1990 with her husband and oldest child. Her mother died suddenly six weeks after Hannah arrived and six weeks before the first Gulf War, and Hannah stayed anyway. She has taught English but her passion is parental education and support, especially breastfeeding.She recently began a new blog about energy- and time-efficient meal preparation called CookingManager.Com. You can find her thoughts on parenting, breastfeeding, Israeli living and women in Judaism at A Mother in Israel.Hannah can be reached at hannahk (at) greenprophet (dot) com.

7 thoughts on “Breastfeeding Conference for Health Care Professionals and Mothers”

  1. Breast feeding helps babies in so many ways. It gives them the essential nutrients they need, helps with their immune system and builds an important bond with the mother. Hopefully this awareness campaign will do it's job.

  2. dianne2456 says:

    breastfeeding is very advisable for the moms … it gives a good development for the baby as it grows older..

  3. dianne2456 says:

    breastfeeding is very advisable for the moms … it gives a good development for the baby as it grows older..

  4. Thanks for this article – breast feeding makes such a difference on the development of a baby’s skull bones. I’d love to see more mothers breast feeding and given their babies milk that was designed for them!

  5. Great effort by the government. I am sure this will raise awareness on breast feeding.

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