In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital invites new and expectant mothers to participate in a series of events.
Basket Raffle: Raffle tickets will be sold – cash only – for a chance to win one of two baskets. From Aug. 1-10, those interested can purchase tickets at the mother/baby desk on the 2nd floor of the Southwest Tower. Tickets are $3 for one and $5 for two.The baskets include:
- The Breastfeeding Basket: $50 Target gift card, breastfeeding pillow, breastfeeding wrap, manual breast pump, and other items that relate to breastfeeding.
- The Relaxation Basket: $60 gift card to Massage Envy along with two bottles of wine, chocolate, and other items that induce relaxation.
The winners will be announced on Friday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Southwest Tower. Also on that day, complimentary smoothies and milkshakes will be served from 12 to 2 p.m.
Lactation Goodie Bake-off: Participants also are encouraged to enter a baked item in the Lactation Goodie Bake-off. The recipe must include ingredients that are known to increase a mother’s milk supply, including fennel, barley, oats, brewer’s yeast, flaxseed, and/or almonds. If you wish to participate, bring at least five samples of your baked good, including copies of the recipe, to the first floor of the Southwest Tower at 12 p.m. The creator of the best tasting treat will receive a $25 Target gift card.