Breastfeeding Challenge at Duncan Farmers Market

Island Health’s Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge aims to nourish the minds and bodies of children on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Island Health’s Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge aims to nourish the minds and bodies of children on Saturday, Oct. 3.

There will be nine simultaneously timed public breastfeeding events across Vancouver Island, with one scheduled for City Square during the Duncan Farmers Market.

Events will feature story time, giveaways and a public breastfeeding latch-on. Each event will begin with story time at 10:30 a.m., followed the latch-on at 11 a.m.

Participants join a lengthening tradition. The Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge began in 2001 in B.C. with 856 babies and their moms at 26 sites. Last year’s event counted 164 babies participating just on Vancouver Island. It’s also now celebrated in at least 16 countries worldwide.