Boundary moms support annual Breastfeeding Challenge

Erin Perkins
By Erin Perkins
October 1st, 2012

It’s been 11 years since Boundary mom’s started bearing their breasts in support of the international Quintessen Foundation’s annual Breastfeeding Challenge, and they are still going strong.

While more moms seem to be choosing to breastfeed their little ones, the prevailing public attitudes about breastfeeding can still be a challenge in Grand Forks, said Babies Best Chance coordinator Cynthia Garnett.

“We still have people in our community who don’t believe breastfeeding is important to the health of the moms and the babies,” said Garnett. “There are still people who get offended.”

Which is why Garnett continues to encourage moms to come out to the breastfeeding challenge as an opportunity to promote breastfeeding to the public as a natural and healthy way to feed our future generation.

This year seven women simultaneously breastfed at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Boundary Women’s Centre in Grand Forks.

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