Babies and books converge next week as a global parenting event takes on a new twist on Vancouver Island.
On Oct. 1, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and Vancouver Island libraries are partnering for the 10th annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge, an international event with the goal of setting the record for the most babies breastfeeding at one time.
After family story time, the latch on challenge will aim to have women from across the world breastfeed their babies in synchronicity.
“I think it takes a whole community to support breastfeeding families,” said organizer Peggy Strass of VIHA.
This is the first year on Vancouver Island that the event will be co-ordinated via public libraries.
The challenge runs from 10:30 a.m. until noon at all locations, including the Juan de Fuca branch, 1759 Island Highway.