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World Breastfeeding Month celebration to be held Friday in Hanover
Courier Staff Report
Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:00 AM
The Women, Infants and Children - or WIC - Program of Jefferson County will host a "Party in the Park" to celebrate World Breastfeeding Month on Friday.
The event, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jefferson County WIC Office at Hanover Park, is a family-friendly event. The event is free, and any breastfeeding mom in the area is invited to attend, a release said.
The event includes door prizes from local vendor, light refreshments and games.
The WIC Program's Party in the Park will highlight August as World Breastfeeding Month. This year's theme seeks to normalize breastfeeding in public, a release said.
WIC offers support for breastfeeding mothers through peer counseling programs and lactation consultants.
Hanover Park is located at 200 Spruce Lane in Hanover.
What a wonderful commitment by the WIC team to encourage all mothers in our community to make the best choices for their children. Wish there was a little more notice for this event. And although the invitation looks to be only for currently breastfeeding mothers, I'd encourage anyone interested in the possibility of making that choice to attend and make some connections for the future. Unlike our great grandmothers, mothers today typically didn’t grow up seeing nursing in their everyday environment and lack an inherent understanding of the practice that I hope our nation will eventually re-gain. Every mother who chooses to pursue this needs a support group, and activities such as this are a great place to begin building one.
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