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Posted on: August 22, 2013

[ARCHIVED] COMMISSIONERS COURT DECLARES AUGUST 2013 AS WORLD BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS MONTH

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Commissioners Court approved a proclamation declaring August 2013 as World Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Hidalgo County WIC Director Norma Longoria and staff were in attendance to present the proclamation and discuss the activities that the department is undertaking to promote breastfeeding among Hidalgo County mothers and families. The U. S. Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding encourages all communities to support mothers in reaching their breastfeeding goals; the County WIC Department and Texas WIC believe it is the community's responsibility to support breastfeeding moms in their efforts to provide the optimal source of nutrition and comfort for their babies.

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