In February Carolina BEBES participated in the Maureen Joy Charter School’s Health Fair in Durham. This was their second time attending the fair and both times were a success!
They facilitated activities to teach school aged children and their families about breastfeeding. Interactive games included learning about what kinds of animals produce milk for their young and “Pin the Baby to the Breast.” Resources and information on contraception, pregnancy and the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) were also provided.
Carolina BEBES will continue to keep engaged with the local community. Their next project is a collaboration with the Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities (BFFC) Initiative in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The initiative supports the welfare and health of mothers, infants and families by helping businesses adopt breastfeeding-friendly practices for customers and employees.