The Coastal Health District Women, Infants, and Children’s (WIC) nutrition program will hold a World Breastfeeding Week celebration from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, at the Forsyth Park Farmers’ Market in Savannah. The event is free, family friendly, and will include a walk for breastfeeding awareness, prize giveaways, and information on the benefits of breastfeeding.
To register for the event and receive a t-shirt, click HERE.
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated during the first week in August every year in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life” and is focused on breastfeeding as the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers. The Coastal Health District is committed to helping mothers breastfeed their babies because breastfeeding is so important for good health. Breast milk is easy to digest, with just the right amount of fat, sugar, water, and protein for a baby’s growth and development. Breastfed babies usually get sick less often, because breast milk contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections.
For more information on the objectives of World Breastfeeding Week 2018, go to worldbreastfeedingweek.org.
For more information on the event, contact Monica Lightfoot at Monica.Lightfoot@dph.ga.gov.