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Breastfeeding awareness

(It is World Breastfeeding week)…..It runs through August 7th.

The theme this year is Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers. The special week will highlight the importance of providing support to breastfeeding families. Locally, The Imperial County Board of Supervisors adopted a proclamation showing their support for breastfeeding families. The Imperial County Breastfeeding Coalition, with funding from Imperial County Children and Families First Commission, has organized several events to demonstrate community support of breastfeeding. All week local pharmacies will be presented the reference book Medications and Mother’s Milk, and local libraries will have both The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and We Like to Nurse, Too. This Saturday a Breastfeeding promotion walk and resource fair will be held at the IV Mall. A large final celebration will be held August 7th at the El Centro Community Center and splash pad. A breastfeeding photo contest will also be held, with pictures on display at each community event. Winners will be awarded at the August 7th event.