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


The New Mexico Department of Health’s Moriarty Women, Infants, Children program (WIC), in partnership with the Moriarty Community Library, will host its annual Big Latch On Event Friday, August 5th starting at 10 am at the Moriarty Civic Center, 202 S. Broadway in Moriarty.

The Big Latch On 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 500 families in Torrance 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 Big Latch On Event or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Moriarty WIC Office at 505-832-6782. For more information, visit the Women, Infants and Children section of our website.


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El programa WIC en Moriarty celebra la Semana Mundial de la Lactancia