Solano County Celebrates Breastfeeding Families

Solano County is celebrating breastfeeding families in honor of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7.

By July 29, 2016 3:51 pm
Benicia Patch

SOLANO COUNTY – The Solano County Department of Health and Social Services, Public Health Division is celebrating breastfeeding mothers and their families during World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2016. This year's theme, "Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development," links breastfeeding to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all and protect the planet.

“Breastfeeding plays a role in our local community in many ways,” said Alyssa Perry, Lactation Educator and Counselor for the Solano County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. “Breastmilk provides optimal nutrition to infants, reduces waste and water usage, and promotes lasting health and well-being. It really is the complete package.”

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