It makes children and their mothers healthier and stronger. It boosts babies’ immune systems, protecting them from illness and infection. It guards them against childhood obesity and diabetes. It nurtures a unique mother-child bond. It reduces women’s chance of breast and ovarian cancer and protects against post-partum depression. Pediatricians, healthcare experts, and millions of mothers all swear by it.
What is it? It’s breastfeeding and the health department in Coldwater says it’s powerful!
If you are a WIC mom, a breastfeeding mom and/or understand the importance of breastfeeding, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency would like to invite you and your family to attend the Michigan Annual Breastfeeding Walk next week on Wednesday, August 6th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the Capitol Lawn in Lansing.
A “Car” Van is meeting at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Coldwater at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Light snacks will be provided.
The official walk begins at 12:15 pm and will include a photo on the Capitol steps.
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month and advocates in Michigan are celebrating recent passage of the Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act, legislation that gives women the right to nurse a child in any place that is open to the general public.