World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2016. This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development.”
The promotion of breastfeeding is important, because it significantly improves the health, development and survival of children. It also contributes to improved health and wellbeing of mothers … both in the short and long term.
Along with World Breastfeeding Week, August is World Breastfeeding Month in Missouri. Our WIC (Women Infants Children) department will celebrate breastfeeding the entire month of August!
- Meet the Peer Counselor
- At our Affinia Healthcare locations, WIC staff will provide mothers with a lunch and opportunity to speak with peer counselors.
- Outreach (local women’s homeless shelters)
- WIC staff will provide breastfeeding care packages to at least 100 pregnant women in area shelters!
- The Big Global Latch On
Our WIC department will host a “Global Latch On” event on Friday, August 5, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., in Lafayette Park. Last year, 14,889 children from around the world breastfed at the same time!
Spread the word to any breastfeeding mommies to attend! They can participate to help set a new record!!