This is a really toxic week for me. Just flew in from Singapore Monday night from a family vacation with Naima, Stan, my parents and mother-in-law. It was fun but really hectic! I’m currently busy preparing for the 2-day breastfeeding awareness festival at my government institution. Thanks to my partner, C, everything looks good! The posters are up, speakers and exhibitors have been contacted. Venue reserved and lay-out prepared. C is very efficient! 🙂 Hoping that employees’ participation will be high and that the event will be well received.
After the 2-day festival, I will be flying from Manila to Davao (1.5 hours plane ride) on Friday night with Naima and yaya in tow for the Gifts of Breastfeeding Seminar.

The “Gifts of Breastfeeding” Mommy Meet and Skills Seminar is scheduled on August 29th, 2009, at the SM Event Center in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, and is listed as one of the activities for WABA this year. SM is one of our major sponsors. It is Mommy Sense’s biggest project to date, and promises to be Davao’s biggest Breastfeeding event yet! It will kick off in the morning with a motorcade ( jump-off point SM carpark), and the sponsors’ tables will be open from 10:30 to 5pm. The programme proper starts at 130pm with the opening rites, then the seminar about breastfeeding begins. There will be prizes and raffles from sponsors all throughout.

Last year, I was part of Mommy Sense’s Portraits of Love, a photo exhibit of breastfeeding moms, which was displayed in various malls in Davao City. This year, I will be a speaker at the “Meet and Greet” seminar, focusing on breastfeeding and working. I’ve completed my presentation with materials from Arugaan, C, LATCH and internet research. Two other members of Mommy Sense will also have presentations.

Aside from the Davao event, the Medela Moms and The Breastfeeding Club are sponsoring a “Baby Shower” for pregnant moms:

Pregnant? Be pampered at The Breastfeeding Club‘s Breastfeeding Month Offering – their first ever Baby Shower! Games + Raffle Prizes + Generous Loot Bags + Breastfeeding Tips + Baby Shower Tips + Discounts from Sponsors = FUN, FUN, FUN!!!! Co-presented by Prolacta and Medela, this event is being sponsored by Mamaway, HandyDandy Diapers, and Scholastic Books. Register now and see you on August 29, from 10am-1pm at the Medela House (29 1st St., New Manila, QC). You may register via email or via sms (0917-5614366). Just tell us how many are going so we can include you in the headcount.

Finally, Mommy Academy is holding its 18th Pregnancy and Baby Series entitled “The Inside Story: Surprising Discoveries About The Coming of a New Baby” on 29 August 2009, 730am-12nn at the Dusit Thani, Makati City.

Listen to experts as they help you prepare for the final stretch of your pregnancy, shed light on common myths about caring for baby, and let you discover what valuable lessons we can learn from our children. Be the first 300 online registrants to receive a thank you bag. Likewise, kindly take note that a minimal fee will be charged during the event to cover the event materials.

To register, visit their website or call 8257454.

It’s going to be a busy Saturday to close Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

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