New Mexico Department of Health
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Española WIC Program Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week


The New Mexico Department of Health’s Española Women, Infants, Children program (WIC) and the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force will host its annual Española World Breastfeeding Event Friday,  Friday, August 5 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, at the Beatrice Martinez Stroke Center, 735 Vietnam Veterans Road, Espanola, NM.

The Española World Breastfeeding Event aims to strengthen local support for breastfeeding and to improve the health of children and women in the community. It is one of many similar events that take place annually during World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st – 7th).

“The Española World Breastfeeding Event raises awareness of breastfeeding, encourages the formation of support networks between breastfeeding women, and aims to normalize breastfeeding as a part of daily life,” said Department of Health Secretary Designate Lynn Gallagher. “Our New Mexico WIC program is helping make those goals a reality on daily basis in our state.”

Española Mayor Alice Lucero will be attending, and present a proclamation naming August 5th World Breastfeeding Day in Española.

WIC services approximately 1,200 families in Rio Arriba County per month.

WIC is the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). It is a federal program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service, and the New Mexico Department of Health, Public Health Division.

For questions about the Española World Breastfeeding Event or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Española WIC Office at (505) 753-4659. For more information, visit the New Mexico’s Women, Infants and Children program website.

 


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Versión en Español

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