flier with text merged 2016In celebration of WHO/UNICEF World Breastfeeding Week, the Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting the 4th annual Born to Breastfeed event at Roger Williams Park Zoo. This event invites the community for a unique opportunity to explore the zoo by night and makes  breastfeeding information and other family health resources available. In addition to the zoo exhibits and dozens of vendors, there will be music, performances, raffles, concessions, and more!

The Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition is a non-profit coalition of community organizations and groups dedicated to supporting breastfeeding in Rhode Island. By hosting events to promote breastfeeding best practices, RIBC hopes to increase rates of breastfeeding in the state and improve the health and well-being of Rhode Island women and children.

The RIBC website is brimming with breastfeeding information for families including local resources and groups for support, and details about state laws for breastfeeding in public and in the workplace.

The Details:

  • Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI
  • When: Friday, August 5, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Tickets: Adults and children ages 5 and up – $5.00, Children under 5 – FREE
    Tickets include admission to zoo and the event. Concession stands and face painting are at additional cost. Purchase tickets at the door or to purchase in advance visit www.RIBreastfeeding.org
  • For more information: email ribreastfeedinginfo@gmail.com or call Melisa at (401) 603-7475
  • Facebook event page here