(Hyannis, July 18, 2019) The Family Birthplace of Cape Cod Healthcare will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with special community events at Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital. World Breastfeeding Week is a global initiative coordinated and organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). This annual event is held August 1-7 and this year’s theme, as set by WABA, is “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding.” The Family Birthplace at Falmouth Hospital will host a public event on August 1, from 10 a.m. 12 noon in the Burwell Conference Room at Falmouth Hospital featuring: • A talk by Donna Kelly Williams, RN, president of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, on newer family-friendly state legislation and what it means for parents today • Baby and Me Yoga • Nutrition tips for moms and babies • Babywearing demonstrations • WIC community and educational resources The Family Birthplace at Cape Cod Hospital will host an event on August 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lorusso Conference Center at Cape Cod Hospital featuring: • Infant sign language • Bra fittings • Car seat technicians • Chair massage This event also celebrates the kickoff of Cape Cod Hospital’s final stage along the pathway towards Baby Friendly designation, a global initiative to recognize facilities that have successfully implemented best practices that support breastfeeding and mother-baby bonding. Both hospitals will also participate in The Global Big Latch On, a worldwide synchronized breastfeeding event supporting the protection and promotion of breastfeeding at the community level, on August 2 at the following times and locations: • Cape Cod Hospital: 10:30 a.m. in the Lorusso Conference Center • Falmouth Hospital: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Burwell Conference Room For more information about these events, visit www.capecodhealth.org/classes-events Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 5,300 employees and 790 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two acute care hospitals, the Cape’s leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility, and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s web site at www.capecodhealth.org. Visit our health news site www.capecodhealthnews.com for the latest in relevant and credible healthcare news.