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Jul
31
  1.   Health
  2.    Public
  1.   Wednesday 31st Jul, 2019 - Wednesday 7th Aug, 2019
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) runs annually from August 1st to August 7th. The 2019 campaign slogan “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding” was chosen to be inclusive of all types of parents in toda...

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) runs annually from August 1st to August 7th.


The 2019 campaign slogan “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding” was chosen to be inclusive of all types of parents in today’s world. Focusing on supporting both parents to be empowered is vital in order to realise their breastfeeding goals.


Empowerment is a process that requires evidence-based unbiased information and support to create the enabling environment where mothers can breastfeed optimally. Breastfeeding is in the mother’s domain and when fathers, partners, families, workplaces, and communities support her, breastfeeding improves.


We can all support this process, as breastfeeding is a team effort. To enable breastfeeding we all need to protect, promote and support it.


The objectives of the 2019 World Breastfeeding Week campaign are:



  • TO INFORM people about the links between gender-equitable parental social protection and breastfeeding

  • TO ANCHOR parent-friendly values and gender-equitable social norms at all levels to support breastfeeding

  • TO ENGAGE with individuals and organisations for greater impact

  • TO GALVANISE action on gender-equitable parental social protection to advance breastfeeding


Simone Sheehan, HSA Dietician strongly advocate that mothers initiate breastfeeding within the first hour of life and extend exclusive breastfeeding into the first six months. Exclusive breastfeeding means the infant only receives breastmilk without any additional food or drink, including water. It provides all the water, high quality nutrients and energy a baby needs and is a means of food security for infants.


According to Ms. Sheehan, “Breastfeeding not only significantly improves the health of infants and young children, but improves mental and cognitive development thus promoting learning as well. The experience can also be satisfying and empowering for the mother.”


For more general information about Breastfeeding Week visit www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org


  For more information about Cayman's Breastfeeding Week activites, contact Simone Sheehan at simone.sheehan@hsa.ky


For further information relating to the Cayman Islands Breast Feeding Support Group individuals can email cibreastfeeding@gmail.com or call 945 1751. 

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  2.   Island-wide Cay...
Aug
05
  1.   Ball Sports
  2.    Public
  1.   Monday 5th Aug 2019 6:30PM - 7:15PM
You have seen videos where a Squash Player drops the ball all the way from the back of the court, through his legs... hits a ridiculous forehand drop from the front of the court with a big backswing.....
You have seen videos where a Squash Player drops the ball all the way from the back of the court, through his legs... hits a ridiculous forehand drop from the front of the court with a big backswing...or hits a crazy backhand fan topspin volley drop/kill shot....

And you want to give it a try! HERE is your chance!
 
Drop-in any of these Mondays to get you started on the game's basics
 
Members: $5 KYD/session.
Soon to be a member: $10 KYD/session

RSVP:
 
MWest@squash.KY
 
526-5052

 

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  2.   George Town Gra...
Aug
31
  1.   Run / Walk
  2.    Public
  1.   Saturday 31st Aug 2019 1:00AM
Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to this fun event which raises funds for theYMCA of the Cayman Islands. Two distances: 10K Runners 5K Runners and Walkers Click here for the route...

Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to this fun event which raises funds for theYMCA of the Cayman Islands.


Two distances:



  • 10K Runners

  • 5K Runners and Walkers


Click here for the route. 10K runners will do the loop twice. Registration is CI$25 which includes breakfast provided by Amazon Cafe and entry into the raffle prize drawing. This is a chip-timed event. 


New this year... Corporate Challenge. Pick your top five 5K runners including at least one female. The teams times will be averaged and the fastest time wins!


About this year's charity:


The YMCA of the Cayman Islands is a cause-driven, non-profit organisation working to strengthen the community with a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Through the Extended After School Programme, Day Camp, Teen Leaders, Little League and family-based programmes, the Y reaches over 30% of Cayman's school-aged youth across Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. The Y's 2019 Annual Caring Campaign raises funds to offer financial assistance which allows everyone the opportunity to participate in YMCA programmes.  

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