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To celebrate National Breastfeeding Month, the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC Program) is sharing videos and information through the Health Department’s social media platforms to promote and normalize breastfeeding. Breastfeeding delivers health, nutritional and emotional benefits to both children and mothers, and forms part of a sustainable food system.
WIC is also celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week from August 25-31. The week was created to highlight racial disparities in breastfeeding rates. CDC data indicates that 75% of white women have ever breastfed compared to 58.9% of black women.
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