Las Cruces WIC Program Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week
The New Mexico Department of Health’s Las Cruces Women, Infants, Children program (WIC) will host its annual World Breastfeeding Week celebration on Friday, August 5 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM, at the Las Cruces Central Public Health Office, 1170 N. Solano Drive, Las Cruces, NM.
The no cost celebration will include raffles, games, goodies and snacks & refreshments. SaferNM will also be providing free car seat safety checks. Olympian University College of Hair will be on hand to provide moms some much-deserved pampering and hair care.
The 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).
“This and similar events statewide raise 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.”
WIC services approximately 4600 families in Doña Ana 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 World Breastfeeding Week celebration or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Las Cruces Central Public Health WIC Office at (575) 528-5047. For more information on New Mexico’s WIC program, visit the Women, Infants and Children section of our website.
We would be happy to provide additional information about this press release. Simply contact David Morgan at 575-528-5197 (Office) or 575-649-0754 (Mobile) with your questions.
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