Nevada MCH Coalition - Membership Newsletter
July 31, 2014
Celebrate Breastfeeding!
Tomorrow, August 1st, kicks off this year's World Breastfeeding Week! The MCH Coalition is proud to share the below resources with our membership and to promote the wonderful activities our partners will host statewide in honor and support of Nevada's breastfeeding mothers. 

World Breastfeeding Week

Big Latch On

Friday, August 1
Capitol Grounds

Saturday, August 2
Summerlin Hospital
Saturday, August 2
UNR Knowledge Center

Liquid Gold 5k
Saturday, August 2
Run Begins at 8:30am
Walk Begins at 8:40am
UNR Knowledge Center

Webinar: Making It Work: Using New National Tools to Help Employers Support Nursing Moms
Thursday, August 7

Nurturing Naturally: A Breastfeeding Resource Fair
Saturday, August 9
10:00am - 2:00pm
Springs Preserve
The Partnership Room
333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
World Breastfeeding Week
August 1 - 7, 2014
Each year, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) coordinates World Breastfeeding Week.  This year's theme, "Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life!", asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding

In 1990, eight global goals, the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), were set by governments and the United Nations to fight poverty and promote healthy and sustainable development in a comprehensive way by 2015. Click HERE to see how breastfeeding relates to the MDGs.

To find out how you can get involved and support breastfeeding year-round, download WABA's World Breastfeeding Action Kit HERE

Throughout WBW 2014, send in your photos to WABA to be entered in their annual WBW Photo Contest. More information HERE
Breastfeeding-Friendly Hospital Initiative
Last year, the Nevada Breastfeeding Task Force developed the Breastfeeding-Friendly Hospital Designation to recognize those maternity centers that have taken steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization. Using a 5-star system, hospitals are awarded a star for every two steps achieved in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Baby Friendly USA

To find out more about the Task Force, ways to get involved locally, or see how your hospital can become a Nevada Maternity Center Breastfeeding Friendly Designation Awardee, visit