World Breastfeeding Week Events in Wichita | 2018


World Breastfeeding Week is August 1st-7th, 2018, and the theme is the “Foundations of Life”. This WBW Wichita is celebrating now having TWO Baby Friendly Hospitals. Many in our community have worked tirelessly to set a standard for care and we are thankful for their commitment! And while we have made so many improvements over the years, there is still so much work to be done.

How do we make Wichita the most Breastfeeding Friendly City in the US?

We need every Wichitans help to create an environment and culture that is compassionate, thoughtful and kind to nursing women and their babies. With employers voluntarily supporting breastfeeding employees and families. And healthcare teams that continue to look at ways to serve all our community equitably. Together we can make Wichita an even “friendlier” place to be a new mom.

Get involved by checking out one of these Wichita events!

World Breastfeeding Week Events

4th Annual World Breastfeeding Week Photoshoot 
August 4th 7pm
Harrison Park, 1300 S Webb Rd. (Harry/Todd entrance)

Site for the Global BIG latch on there will be a group photo hosted by T. Marie Photography
Individual Photos, Food trucks, Vendors

Wichita Area Breastfeeding Coalition presents 2018 Lunch & Learn
August 7th 11am-1pm
WSU Community Engagement Institute, 238 N. Mead St

Admission: Free (donations will benefit the Wichita Area Breastfeeding Coalition)

Special swag for the first 5 breastfeeding moms to register from Love of Character.

Topics discussed:

  • Infant Tongue Tie: Assessment, Treatment, and Post Procedural Care 
  • Breast Milk? That’s Disgusting! – Disgust Response Related to Human Milk

WIC World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

August 8th 3-4:30pm Stanley WIC office
August 9th 10am to noon Main WIC office

Light refreshments, photo booth, socialize with other breastfeeding mothers

Via Christi Breastfeeding Clinic 10th Anniversary
August 10th 3-5 pm
Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph, 3600 E. Harry (3rd floor McNamera)
Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our Out Patient Breastfeeding Clinic. Short presentation at 4pm.

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Megan has lived in Wichita since 1999, graduated in 2003 as an RN, and received her MSN in Nursing Education in 2016. Megan loves teaching and works in healthcare as Director of Simulation at Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a survivor of childhood cancer that led to some complicated reproductive issues, including the loss of their son Lincoln (18wks, 2008) and daughter Basil (23wks 2010). With a best friend to spend a life-time with and a vision of a family David and Megan embarked on three amazing adoption journeys. With active kids (London 2012, Locklyn 2013 & Ronnie 2015) and busy careers, life is anything but slow-paced.