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Madison County plans event to highlight benefits of breastfeeding

Posted 7/20/22

Join Madison County’s World Breastfeeding Week celebration on Friday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Allen Park on Broad Street in Oneida.

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Madison County plans event to highlight benefits of breastfeeding

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ONEIDA — Join Madison County’s World Breastfeeding Week celebration on Friday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Allen Park on Broad Street in Oneida.

This free event, sponsored by the Healthy Start Partnership, will bring awareness about the benefits of and show community support for breastfeeding. Those breastfeeding or anyone who supports breastfeeding within our community are welcome to attend. Oneida Health’s Breastfeeding Connections baby weigh station will be held in the pavilion instead of its usual location on Seneca Street in Oneida for this event.

There will be giveaways, including free diapers and Baby Bundles while supplies last. Healthy Families, Early Head Start, and the Childcare Council of CCE will be offering fun backyard activities for children. Madison County Health Department, Tri County WIC, and Head Start will also be among the community resources promoting their services with interactive activities for families. A photographer will be available to take mom and baby photos, which can serve as a keepsake.

Those who’d like to have their photo taken are recommended to wear a white top. There will also be mini chair massages and light refreshments. Stay for the door prize drawing at the close of the event.

Madison County officials said the benefits of breastfeeding are priceless. The support from family, friends, co-workers, and the community makes all the difference in a mother’s decision to start and continue to breastfeed.

For more information on the event or where people can get breastfeeding support, call the Madison County Health Department at 315-366-2848 or visit www.healthymadisoncounty.org

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