Belvoir Federal supports 2nd annual ‘La Leche League’ of Fort Belvoir
WOODBRIDGE, VA (August 15, 2014) — ¾ On August 9, 2013, Belvoir Federal sponsored the “La Leche League” of Fort Belvoir by donating a gift card and cases of water for Fort Belvoir’s Second Annual Breastfeeding Recognition Ceremony.
“La Leche League,” which is the most renowned mother-to-mother breastfeeding support group, had 101 people in attendance. Thirty-nine mothers were recognized with a coin for their extraordinary achievement in breastfeeding to symbolize the dedicated six months of exclusive breastfeeding.
The organization also acknowledged mothers who beat the odds with getting Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) babies back to the breast, nursing children with disabilities or chronic illnesses, and making it to two years of breastfeeding.
In addition to the league and supports of the organization, the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital command and medical personnel came out to congratulate the mothers.
Nikki Killings, Fort Belvoir’s La Leche League Leader, stated, “Thanks to Belvoir Federal Credit Union, we were able to host yet another successful event. The resources, advice, and donations were invaluable. The water and gift card were used to provide refreshments and cover expenses. How fortunate we are to have a partner in Belvoir Federal! We couldn’t have done it without you!”
The “La Leche League” of Fort Belvoir group meets monthly to help mothers by providing advice and offering a sense of community. For more information about the “La Leche League” of Fort Belvoir, visit http://breastfeedingincombatboots.com/resources/support-groups.
About Belvoir Federal Credit Union
Belvoir Federal is a member-owned, full-service financial institution that provides the foundation for the financial success of our Members. Belvoir Federal, a not-for-profit organization, has served the Fort Belvoir and U.S. Armed Forces community since 1946 and named 2014 Best Places to Work in Virginia. For more information about Belvoir Federal, please visit www.BelvoirCreditUnion.org.