STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will host their second annual Breastfeeding Baby Shower at 6 p.m. Monday, May 16 at the health department.
The idea of the shower is to bring as many expecting and breastfeeding mothers together as possible to educate them about the stage of mothering they are in. Once together, guest speakers talk on various topics, including, but not exclusive to breastfeeding.
Each participant is given a ticket and prizes are drawn throughout the evening. Cake and ice cream are served and several games are played.
Vendors are set up and there is time to visit each booth to see what they have to offer the mothers and their families.
This year guest speakers include Dr. Alexia M. Hampton. She is a mother of two and will speak on the benefits of chiropractic care and the benefits it can bring to mothers and their infants.
Jessica Crepps will also speak. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor and the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at Ste. Genevieve County Health Department. As a working mother of two and one on the way, she is a breastfeeding supporter and will speak on the benefits and ways to make nursing work for your life.
Fathers are welcome and a few prizes will be available for them as well.
Breastfeeding can be the best choice for the entire family. Breastfed babies are at lower risk for ear, nose and throat infections and less chance for childhood obesity and cancers.
Mothers who breastfeed have a reduced risk of cervical, ovarian and breast cancer. Families benefit from this decision by saving money and the environment.
To find out more about breastfeeding or to see how you can help make the shower a successs, contact organizer, Jessica Crepps at 573-535-8725 or at Creppj@lpha.mopublic.org.