Space Coast La Leche League will host a Natural Parenting Fair to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week on Saturday, August 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Suntree United Methodist Church in Melbourne, Fla. “Our local La Leche League is thrilled to host this community family event. We hope to raise awareness of breastfeeding in our community and also share the many natural parenting resources we have throughout Brevard County,” said Cristina Giammarinaro, a Space Coast La Leche League Leader. For full details of the Fair visit: http://naturalparentingfair.com
Rebecca Thompson, M.S., will be speaking about her new book, “Consciously Parenting: What It Really Takes To Raise Emotionally Healthy Families.” Rebecca has been educating parents and facilitating parent groups that encourage conscious decision-making in family life since 1998. She will speak at 10:30 a.m. For more information about Rebecca Thompson, visit: http://consciouslyparenting.com
Prior to Rebecca’s talk, breastfeeding mothers will participate in The Big Latch On, an international attempt to set the record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously. The Big Latch On, during which 5,687 nursing mothers and their babies throughout the U.S. and 11 countries participated last year, will be at 10:15 a.m. For more information about The Big Latch On visit: http://www.biglatchon.org
There will be more than 20 community exhibitors, a nursing mother and baby photo booth, bake sale and a silent auction. Proceeds from the fair will benefit the local non-profit La Leche League group. For more than 55 years, La Leche League has provided free mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. For more information about La Leche League, visit: http://spacecoastlll.com.