World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7 every year

This was the theme for 2017.

Fourteen hospitals participated in the  PRO-LC World Breastfeeding Week Display Contest for hospitals, clinics, and birth centers in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

County Representatives judged displays between August 1-7.

COME to the member meeting on Oct. 16 to find out the winners and see what they did!
See events page.

 

FIRST PRIZE: $200

SECOND PRIZE: $150

THIRD PRIZE: $100

And A GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Every participating facility also wins participation prizes and a certificate of participation!

 

Checks provided to the winners and can be used towards the purchase of:

·     Breastfeeding educational materials or tools, such as videos, books, baby or breast models

·     In-services for staff on a choice of topics, including infant massage in the NICU, Skin-to-Skin, the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, and Medical Supplementation of the Breastfed Newborn

·     The Philadelphia Department of Public Health: 20-hour course on breastfeeding (offering 20.25 nursing contact hours)

 

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING: PLEASE REFER TO OUR JUDGING WORKSHEET

Displays should be up between August 1-7, 2017

ü Location (Main display should be in a prominent place, however, the more displays, the higher the score)

ü Use of the theme: Sustaining Breastfeeding Together

ü Overall impact and appearance (We are looking for the WOW! effect)

ü Use of pertinent handouts, including resources for breastfeeding help

ü Accuracy of information

ü Interactive activities for moms, visitors, and/or hospital staff such as gifts, quizzes, or activities

ü Participation by departments/staff other than Lactation

 

Contact your County Representative at http://www.pro-lc.org/contact_board.html to register and for the worksheet used for judging.

 

NOTE: PRO-LC endorses the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes. For this reason, products in violation of the Code such as feeding bottles & teats, formula or promotional materials from these manufacturers including commercial foods for breastfeeding mothers will disqualify the entrant from the prizes.

 

FOR MORE WBW INFORMATION / HINTS / HANDOUTS:

www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org

 

2016 WINNERS

Honorary Grand Prize: CHOP

First Prize: Pennsylvania Hospital

Second Prize: Riddle Hospital

Third Prize: Jefferson Hospital

2015 WINNERS

Honorary Grand Prize: CHOP

First Prize: Abington Hospital

Second Prize: Jefferson Hospital

Third Prize: Riddle Hospital

2014 WINNERS

Honorary Grand Prize: CHOP

First Prize: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, HUP

Second Prize: Jefferson Hospital

Third Prize: Paoli Hospital

2013 WINNERS

Honorary Grand Prize: CHOP

First Prize: Paoli with the Great Latch-On, exemplifying Community outreach

Second Prize: Einstein Medical Center Montgomery had community involvement with the WIC program

Third Prize: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, HUP