Taos

Chapter Chair:  Position currently unfilled

Treasurer: Jana Bailey

Secretary: Carl Vigil

The mission of the Taos Chapter is to make breastfeeding normal. We meet at 12:30 on the second Tuesday of every month at the Tiwa Babies office on Taos Pueblo, at 210 Rotten Tree Road, in front of the Community Health office. To get there, take a right at the stop sign as you approach the main entrance to the Pueblo Plaza; pass the Pueblo Day School and Community Gym on your right; the next building on the right is Tiwa Babies - a new trailer home. You may be asked to stop at the little guard booth before the stop sign as you approach the Pueblo - just let the guard know you are going to Tiwa Babies.

The Taos Chapter is involved in the following activities:

Latch On: our sister organization, is a meeting of service providers to nursing mothers; it meets directly before the Task Force chapter meeting, at 12:00 noon at Tiwa Babies.

Café con Leche: a support group for breastfeeding mothers, meets on the third Thursday of the month at the First Steps office at 413 Sipapu St. at the corner of Salazar, across from Taos Physical Therapy. It is moderated by Jana Bailey, our IBCLC and Director of Taos Center for Breastfeeding.

We are also engaged in reaching out to local businesses to become breastfeeding-friendly, and we are working on convening a roundtable discussion with local pediatricians to increase their knowledge of breastfeeding resources and alternatives to recommending formula when a baby fails to gain weight at the desired pace.

Taos World Breastfeeding Week/National Breastfeeing Month Events

Friday August 6th, 10:00am: “Virtual Global Big Latch On”

The Global Big Latch On This event takes place worldwide where people gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Friends, family and community join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding as well. Please join by registering at https://biglatchon.org/ go to Participate and find Taos on the map; send email in popup menu and you will be sent the Zoom link.

 

Podcast with Miles, Breastfeeding 2021

A Shared Responsibility ~ August 5th ~ First Steps Home Visitors discuss World Breastfeeding Week 2021 and how our community cans support breastfeeding families in Taos

 

August 8th -14th: Indigenous Milk Medicine Week

Native Breastfeeding Week will occur during the week beginning on the second Sunday in August, which is recognized as National Breastfeeding Month in the United States.  The mission of the Indigenous Milk Medicine Week community is to reflect the diversity of Native Breastfeeding experiences and/or encourage and uplift visibility of Native Breastfeeding experiences.  For more information and how to support Native Chest/Breastfeeding, please visit

https://www.facebook.com/NativeBreastfeedingWeek/

https://lllusa.org/a-closer-look-at-native-breastfeeding-week/

 

Friday August 20th, 2:00 to 4:00: WIC Drive Through Celebration

Enjoy resources, refreshments, swag bags and a photo op, 1400 Weimer Road parking lot

 

Recognize a breastfeeding family that you know by acknowledging their effort, persistence, determination and commitment that it takes to breastfeed their baby!  Do this every day or any day in August...and beyond!

 

Sponsored by the Taos Latch On Breastfeeding Coalition and NM Breastfeeding Task Force. For information, call Melissa @ 751-8941

Partners include: Taos First Steps, Tiwa Babies, TWIRL, Ensuenos y Los Angelitos, WIC, NM Breastfeeding Task Force,

Taos Center for Breastfeeding, Jana Bailey IBCLC, New Life Pregnancy Center

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