CCHD Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

August 1-7, 2013 marks the global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, an annual event that draws attention to the health impact of breastfeeding for both babies and mothers. On August 6th at 1:00 pm, Cascade City-County Health Department’s (CCHD) Family Health Services Division will be recognizing the importance of the week with a local celebration. Moms, grandmas, families, and all breastfeeding supporters in the community are invited to join in on a fun stroll that will start at CCHD (115 4th Street South) and go through the downtown area. After the walk, the group will return to CCHD at about 1:30 pm for refreshments and a short celebration to promote the importance of breastfeeding.  Balloons and prizes will be offered along with information, encouragement, and awareness of breastfeeding in Cascade County.

On August 7th at 10:30a.m. and at 5:30 p.m. there will be Latch-In chat groups for Breastfeeding families.  These two chat groups will meet at Gibson Park at the band shelter for discussion, activity, and refreshment in support of World Breastfeeding Week.

“World Breastfeeding Week is an exciting opportunity for our community to join a global movement and just to have a great time,” says Jo-Viviane Jones, Family Services Division Manager.  She goes on to add, “Our events on August  6th and 7th are a chance for anyone who supports breastfeeding to encourage, educate, and promote better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.”

For more information about these fun events, contact Lorrie at 761-9890 or Davida at 791-9298.

To learn more about breastfeeding and how CCHD can help, click here.