Kim Lauk hosted a community event Friday called “Mommy’s Helping Mommy’s” for expecting, newly nursing and mothers of all kinds.
The City Hall event was hosted by Lauk, a mother of three who is becoming a certified lactation consultant.
Lauk said she wanted to show support for new moms or moms who have already had children and are expecting again. Lauk also encouraged partners to attend, as their support is a huge help for newly-nursing mothers.
Midwives also were on hand to offer advice.
The event also served to show people the importance of donor milk for at-risk babies, those who are sick or premature, less than 37 weeks old.
If a mother cannot produce milk for her premature baby or has gotten sick, they need donor milk.
Formula does not have the right vitamins for a premature baby’s nondeveloped immune system. Breast milk provides the right vitamins to help the infant’s immune system fight off disease.