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.

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

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

Use of the theme: Sustaining Breastfeeding Together

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

Use of pertinent handouts, including resources for breastfeeding help

Accuracy of information

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

Participation by departments/staff other than Lactation

 

Contact your County Representative 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

2017 WINNERS

Honorary Grand Prize:  CHOP

First Prize:  Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Second Prize:  Riddle Hospital

Third Prize:  Abington Hospital

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