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World breastfeeding week August 1 - 7

July 23, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1st-7th in more than 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Breastfeeding protects babies!

Did you know that breastfeeding can be good for the mother's health, too? Breastfeeding is linked to a lower risk of these health problems in women: Type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, postpartum depression.

Check out other World Breastfeeding events and information at: For more information contact: Chris Bare, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Grundy County Public Health 319.824.6312.



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