Monthly Archives: August 2010

Call for Volunteers: Festival of Children

MOMS Orange County is honored to once again participate in the Festival of Children Foundation’s month-long celebration showcasing childrens’ charities.  We are recruiting volunteers to facilitate our booth at the Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza every weekend in the month of September!  Volunteers will host a MOMS information booth which will also include [Read More]

Call for Volunteers: Festival of Children2017-02-16T07:14:56+00:00

Community Snapshots

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who contributed their time and energy at this year's Orange County Fair!  Community members read to children at the early literacy-focused Reading Corner in the Children’s Fun Zone, hosted by The Children and Families Commission of Orange County.  Volunteers also provided parents with reading tips and gave out new [Read More]

Community Snapshots2017-02-16T07:14:56+00:00

Smile Day at MOMS Orange County

Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County works to improve the oral health of children in Orange County.  On July 30, 2010, Health Smiles staff and volunteers came to MOMS Orange County on a bright and sunny summer day to educate approximately 30 client families on the importance of oral health through a puppet show [Read More]

Smile Day at MOMS Orange County2017-02-16T07:14:56+00:00

Funding News

MOMS Orange County Receives $20,000 through Orange County Community Foundation’s ReachOut OC Program MOMS Orange County received a $20,000 grant award from the Orange County Community Foundation as a result of its ReachOut OC community fund drive.  The grant will support Maternal-Child Health Coordination, an evidence-based, best practice program which provides in-home education and support [Read More]

Funding News2017-02-16T07:14:56+00:00

10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

What does being a “Baby-Friendly Hospital” mean? The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global effort by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding. It aims to ensure that all maternities, whether free standing or in a hospital, become centers of [Read More]

10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding2017-02-16T07:14:57+00:00

Breastfeeding Education & Support Program

In January 2009, MOMS Orange County introduced the Breastfeeding Education & Support Program through funding from the St. Joseph Health System Foundation.  In addition to extensive staff training on breastfeeding and client education during home visits, a bi-lingual Breastfeeding Support Coordinator teaches breastfeeding classes and facilitates breastfeeding support groups, provides telephone consultation and offers one-on-one [Read More]

Breastfeeding Education & Support Program2017-12-13T22:32:18+00:00

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

In 2004, the Office of Women’s Health, as part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, launched the National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign and deemed August as National Breastfeeding Awareness Month.  The purpose of the campaign is to empower and encourage mothers to commit to breast-feeding by highlighting new research showing that babies who [Read More]

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month!2017-02-16T07:14:57+00:00