A series of mini-festivals that bring women and families together to explore, celebrate and learn about breastfeeding and early nutrition. Let's Talk Breastfeeding will take place this Tuesday, September 16 and October 14, and is sponsored by the Richmond Health Action Alliance, a Healthy Communities Action Team funded by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth through a grant administered by the Richmond Healthy Start Initiative, a department of the Richmond City Health District.
The Richmond Health Action Alliance seeks to reduce childhood obesity in the City of Richmond through policy, infrastructure, and environmental changes that promote a breastfeeding friendly and physically active community.
Other participating organizations and vendors include:
An organization of trained birth professionals, doulas, who provide prenatal education, assistance with labor, delivery, and postpartum for families, further education for other doulas, and overall access to doulas to the general public.
Changing lifestyles by teaching the importance of selecting healthy food. Services include individual nutrition consultation, nutrition therapy, and introduction to herbal use.
Provides women and families of all backgrounds, during critical life transitions of pregnancy, birth, and early parenting, access to affordable resources that nurture their physical and emotional well-being through fitness, education, social support, and community engagement.
A volunteer organization dedicated to providing charitable donations of handmade fiber arts, including chemo-hats, sleeping bags, and warm mittens. Bringing comfort, love, and solace to others.
A Bon Secours branch dedicated to helping women successfully and comfortably breastfeed, while providing services such as: breastfeeding classes, support groups, breastfeeding answer line, and a full array of breastfeeding items and accessories.
Certified Massage Therapist and Postpartum and Birth Doula.
Oh, I'm sure you know who these people are... (but just in case, WBCH is a local Richmond education center that provides learning services, in order to prepare our children to be ready and willing to succeed in their school and in their daily lives).