World Breastfeeding Week at the North West Regional Health Authority

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated annually on 1st to 7th August. The theme for this year’s WBW was “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding”. This year, the NWRHA hosted an event on 7th August, 2019 at the Antenatal Clinic of the Port of Spain General Hospital in recognition of this observance.

The NWRHA event encompassed segments that highlighted the benefits of breastfeeding as well as positioning and attachment in creative and fun ways. Specifically, through its scrabble competition “Spellebrate”, “Daddy Packs the Bag”, and the drama segments, the crowd remained thoroughly entertained, while being educated about breastfeeding by the Lactation Management Unit at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.