The time has come to submit your photos for the 2015 Nevada Breastfeeds Calendar!
FROM THE STATEWIDE BREASTFEEDING COORDINATOR:
This calendar will be created by photos submitted by YOU! We are looking for photos that demonstrate an authentic, supportive, realistic, positive portrayal of breastfeeding in Nevada. Photography Requirements: ****Please be sure to read all of the requirements prior to submission.*****
1) Photos must be of sufficient quality to be blown up into a calendar sized photo with resolution of at least 1600 x 1200 in *jpg format. 2) Photos MUST be of Nevada moms. 3) Each person may submit up to TWO photos. 4) Photo of breastfeeding/ feeding of expressed milk must have been taken in 2013 or 2014. 5) We gladly accept pictures of breastfeeding in all forms: pumping, use of supplemental nutrition systems, breastfeeding multiples, tandem and toddlers, feeding donor milk (especially if made clear that's what is occurring in the photo). 6) If submitting a professional photo, you must also submit signed consent from photographer for use in calendar. 7) Signed consent form is required by photograph subject and photographer. All photographs received become the property of the Statewide Breastfeeding Program for use in the promotion of breastfeeding or perinatal health. 8) Photos will be selected by voting process. 9) Photos will be accepted until 5PM on Friday, April 11th.
Please submit your photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once I receive it, I will send you a consent form to complete and return to me.
Are you interested in becoming a Certified Lactation Counselor?
Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition has a Special Opportunity for you! Our mission is to promote breastfeeding awareness in Nevada. The Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition consists of current/former breastfeeding moms, WIC staff, hospital nurses and lactation consultants, and other community members. The Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition will be funding two applicants to attend the Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding’s Lactation Counselor Training course in Reno offered June 23-27. http://www.healthychildren.cc/clc2.htm. This funding will include the exam and the needed text book and Pocket Guide for Lactation Management. Applications are due by April 11th 2014 and should be emailed to email@example.com Applicants will be notified if they have been selected by April 25th, 2014. As a CLC you will have the knowledge to assist moms and babies, and have the training necessary to counsel in many settings including maternity units in hospitals, birth centers and clinics, outpatient lactation clinics, WIC programs, private practice, and many others. The CLC is a member of the health care team who can provide knowledge and counseling about optimal and sub-optimal breastfeeding. More information on the role of a CLC athttp://www.healthychildren.cc/PDFs/WhatisCLC.pdf
Scholarship Application Form: Applicant’s Name: Address: Phone Number: Email Address: Employment Information: Volunteer Information: Credentials held (i.e. RN, RD): Please include the above information in the body of your email. Then compile your answers to the following questions and attach as a word document and email all your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 11th 2014.
Please elaborate on the following questions: 1. Describe your current involvement in activities within your community that promote breastfeeding awareness? 2. What best describes your future plans to utilize your CLC credential? 3. How will you use your CLC credential to promote breastfeeding awareness in your community? 4. If selected for this scholarship one of the requirements will be giving back to the community. Tell us how you will accomplish this requirement if awarded this scholarship?
Free Weekly Support for Breastfeeding Moms
Every Monday at 12pm the Nurturing Nest hosts a free support group for breastfeeding Moms! Join Meredith Pollaro, IBCLC, OTR/L for a supportive discussion on breastfeeding and all it's joys and challenges. Register on our website!
For mothers who are having challenges with breastfeeding we offer Private 1:1 Feeding and Lactation consultations with Meredith Pollaro, OTR/L, IBCLC. Call 775-303-7269 to schedule an appointment.
Monthly La Leche League Meetings
On the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 the Nurturing Nest hosts a Free La Leche League meeting! These meeting are fun and kid friendly! Keep up with La Leche League of Sierra Nevada on their facebook page!
We also host Breastfeeding Classes each month. Breastfeeding Basics, Breastfeeding Beyond the Basics, Pumping and Returning to work, Baby Led Weaning and Homemade baby food. Register Online!
Our unique eco chic baby boutiquecarries various breast pads, nipple creams, nursing covers, mastitis menders, soothing therapy pillows, nursing tinctures and teas, lactation cookies and more!