In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7), Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital invites new and expectant mothers to participate in a series of events.

Raffle tickets will be sold – cash only – for a chance to win one of two baskets. From Aug. 1-9, those interested can purchase tickets at the mother/baby desk on the second floor of the Southwest Tower. Tickets are $3 for one and $5 for two. The baskets are:

- The Breastfeeding Basket: $50 Target gift card, breastfeeding pillow, breastfeeding cover, Haakaa manual breast pump, Harmony Medela breast pump, and other items that relate to breastfeeding.

- The Relaxation Basket: $60 gift card to Massage Envy along with one bottle of wine, chocolate and other items that induce relaxation.

The winners will be announced on Friday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Southwest Tower. Also on that day, complimentary milkshakes will be served from noon-2 p.m.

Participants also are encouraged to enter a baked item in the Lactation Goodie Bake-off. The recipe must include ingredients that are known to increase a mother’s milk supply, including fennel, barley, oats, brewer’s yeast, flaxseed, and/or almonds. Participants must bring at least five samples of their baked goods, including copies of the recipe, to the first floor of the Southwest Tower of Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, located at 18951 Memorial North in Humble, at noon. The creator of the best-tasting treat will receive a $25 Target gift card.

For more information and to participate in the bake-off, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 281-540-6238.

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