Main Line Doulas is co-sponsoring film screening in Phoenixville on April 5th, 2014 of Breastmilk, The Movie to raise funds for The Birth Center's three breastfeeding support groups.
March 17th, 2014 Merion Station, PA. Philadelphia area childbirth coach doula practice, Main Line Doulas to sponsor fundraising charity event screening of the film Breastmilk The Movie. The purpose is to raise funds for a free local breastfeeding support group run by The Birth Center located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. This support group provides the community with three locations in the greater Philadelphia area. The groups are facilitated by Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant Patty Siegrist and are open to all breastfeeding mothers. For questions about support groups contact Patty at 610-525-6106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This breastfeeding group has been a staple support group in the
Philadelphia area since 2007. Patty Siegrist has been supporting
breastfeeding mothers at The Birth Center for almost 20 years. She has
served hundreds of women, contributing to the overall wellness in our
“Breast milk is the best gift parents can give
their baby. Breast feeding isn't always easy. Mother-baby support groups
allow women to connect and share the ups and downs of breast feeding so
the benefits of breast milk for baby, mother, and family may go on for a
The purpose of this event is to raise money to
continue to run the free women's support group. Main Line Doulas wanted
to contribute to this important event. Main Line Doulas is the
Philadelphia areas largest doula practice, providing innovative birth
and postpartum doula services to families during the pregnancy, birth
and the newborn stage. More information about their pregnancy and
newborn services can be found at www.mainlinedoulas.com.
Main Line Doulas Founder Aliza Bancoff said,
I heard that The Birth Center Breastfeeding support group needed
support from local businesses, I immediately wanted to help out in some
way and was excited when this idea of a film screening was presented to
me. At Main Line Doulas, our primary mission is supporting new moms in
our community during the transitions of pregnancy, birth and the newborn
period. So supporting this event was a no-brainer for us."
event will be a screening of the new film Breastmilk The Movie, from the
film producers of The Business of Being Born and will take place on
April 5th, 2014 at the Phoenixville movie theater, The Colonial Theater
at 10am followed by a panel discussion and silent auction.
unexpected humor, with an unflinching camera, with some guilt and some
pain, this film takes the unusual risk of examining what breast milk
truly means. We are often told that breast milk is better. Better for
babies, better for mothers, better for nutrition, health, well-being,
and society. Many accept this and yet there are still very few women who
succeed in breastfeeding exclusively for the recommended six months and
beyond. What would it take to change?”
The event was put together by two moms directly affected and supported by the group, Rachael Morris and Rosa Bolger.
When asked why Bolger wanted to put together this event, she said,
support group has been hugely beneficial to me, it is the main reason I
am able to maintain a loving and successful breastfeeding relationship
with my 10 month old, Scarlet. Other than a few early problems, we are
lucky that our breastfeeding journey has been relatively smooth, but
Patty and the other mothers have not only given me support, but
knowledge, love, and confidence as a mother. What could be more
important than that?”
The Bryn Mawr group meets every other
Thursday. Support meetings are 9:30-12:00pm. Meeting location is at 1062
E Lancaster Ave. (Rosemont Plaza) Room 20.
The West Philadelphia Group meets every other Wednesday from 10am-12pm. The group is held at Studio 34 at 4522 Baltimore Ave.
Phoenixville group meets every other Friday from 10-12. The location is
at St. John's Lutheran Church in the "Fireside Room." Address: 355 St.
John's Cir, Phoenixville.
Aliza Bancoff, Main Line Doulas
Aliza Bancoff, Main Line Doulas