LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Department of Health invites the community to participate in World Breastfeeding Week by wishing the Healthy Baby Café on the GCC Dansville campus.
According to a press release from the Livingston County Department of Health, annual World Breastfeeding Week will be celebrated this Aug. 1 to Aug. 7 to increase and sustain the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. The Healthy Baby Café is hosting ‘Strolling with the Stroller’ on Aug. 2 at 10 am., ‘Latch on in the Park’ on Aug. 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to join staff for a picnic style celebration, or on Aug 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the Healthy Baby Café’s first Birthday.
The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six months old and continued breastfeeding with the addition of nutritious complementary foods for up to two years or beyond, to ensure that newborns are provided with the correct nutrients they need.
The Livingston County Department of Health collaborates with the Livingston/Wyoming representatives of the federal nutrition program Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Genesee Valley Health Partnership to offer Certified Lactation Consultants, who can assist and support women who are breastfeeding as well as a Healthy Baby Café, which is Dansville’s drop in center that provides service and support for breastfeeding mothers.
For questions, or for more information regarding World Breastfeeding Week events or breastfeeding, please call the Livingston County Department of Health at 243-7299.