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Educating New Mothers About Breastfeeding And WIC

Breastfeeding is a personal choice that has some known health benefits for the baby and mother.
Breastfeeding is a personal choice that has some known health benefits for the baby and mother.

Breastfeeding is a personal choice that has some known health benefits for the baby and mother; however, it can draw strong opinions from family, friends and the public. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)– a special supplemental nutrition program for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk – can help low-income women with breastfeeding education, nutritional needs and overall health.

Joining us to discuss efforts to educate mothers and expectant moms about breastfeeding are Hamilton County WICProgram Director and Cincinnati Health Department Supervising Dietitian, Betsy Hagan Buchanan; and Maternal and Infant Health DivisionDirector with the Cincinnati Health Department, Dr. Jennifer Mooney.

 

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