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Media Release: 2005 Conference Press Release

La Leche League of (Group)
Contact: (Leader’s Name)
Phone: (Leader’s Telephone Number)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(NAME OF LEADER) JOINED ATTENDEES FROM AROUND THE WORLD JULY 2-5, 2005, AT THE 19TH LA LECHE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD AT THE HILTON WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON D.C., USA.

(Leader’s Town) (July, 2005) (Name of Leader) of the La Leche League Group of _______________was among participants from around the world at the 19th La Leche League International Conference which was held at the Hilton Washington, Washington DC, USA, July 2-5, 2005. Breastfeeding, early childhood development, and parenting were among the many topics covered during the Conference.

More than 2,500 people, including parents, children, and health care providers attended the Conference to hear notable international breastfeeding experts. The speakers included Carlos Gonza?lez, MD, President, Catalan Breastfeeding Association, Spain; Ros Escott, IBCLC, Interim Executive Director of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, and Lawrence M. Gartner, MD, Chair, Executive Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding, USA.

These and other lactation experts presented the latest information on health care issues related to breastfeeding and on the many facets of lactation itself. Among the subjects covered were the risks of not breastfeeding, the impact of birthing practices on breastfeeding, breastfeeding management and support for women in the workplace, and the role of breastfeeding in protecting against obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Popular parenting sessions included living with the active alert child, children and ethics, how parents can help protect against bullying, practical ways to create a calm and happy home, and raising resilient children.

La Leche League of (town) holds monthly meetings on (date) at (time). The next meeting will be held (where). Leaders are experienced breastfeeding mothers accredited by La Leche League International. For more information or directions to the meeting call (Leaders’ first names and phone numbers).

La Leche League International, the world’s foremost authority on mother-to-mother breastfeeding information and support, is a non profit organization with a presence in over sixty countries. For further information about breastfeeding or a meeting in your area call (Leader’s number) or visit the LLLI web site at www.lalecheleague.org .

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