The Grandmothers Tea project was designed to help provide knowledgeable
support for breastfeeding women. Recognizing that the "grandmother" population
has a huge influence on whether our moms successfully breastfeed, the
Grandmothers Tea educates grandmothers in a friendly atmosphere, influencing
their attitudes about breastfeeding and improving Illinois’ breastfeeding
As grandmothers in our community are sought out by new mothers for advice in
infant and child-rearing issues, these grandmothers have the most up-to-date
information on infant feeding practices.
The tea includes activities that focus on 3 major breastfeeding issues:
Advantages of breastfeeding
Myths women are told about breastfeeding
Actions grandmothers can take to support breastfeeding women in their community
Designed to be adaptable to the learning needs of any community, the tea can
include games, door prizes and refreshments.
The curriculum is very adaptable. Each section of the curriculum focuses on
a particular subject and can be offered separately or presented in its