One Big Mother’s Group at Epworth Geelong
Epworth Geelong extended world breastfeeding week into a whole month to protect, promote and support the breastfeeding journey.
We see lots of mums and understand the different pressures they face when it comes to feeding. Bodies, society judgement, going back to work and their own expectations all impact the decision between breast and bottle for new mums.
To promote breastfeeding awareness and education across Greater Geelong, Epworth Geelong hosted ‘One big mother’s group’ – a complimentary high tea for new mums last Friday.
The event celebrated breastfeeding and openly discussed the challenges that many mums face in today’s society, from breastfeeding to bottle feeding, taking care of their own nutrition and self-care.
Approximately 50 mums and their babies gathered for the event which featured a range of guest speakers who offered plenty of valuable advice.
Key speaker at the event was Johanna Clark, an experienced Naturopath and Nutritionist and co-founder of Franjo’s Kitchen who gave some fantastic insights about how mums can look after themselves whilst feeding and nurturing their newborn.
Gillian Thornton from the Australian Breastfeeding Association, representatives from maternal child health and Epworth Geelong were on hand for discussions on the day and to help attendees out with questions and advice.
We look forward to hosting more ‘big mother’s group’ events in the future.
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