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Local WIC Program Works To Support Breastfeeding

 

August 7, 2017

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Sherri Griffin

Each year, the World Health Organization designates the first week of August as World Breastfeeding Week. This year's theme is "Sustaining Breastfeeding Together." Sustaining breastfeeding is something that the local WIC program at Transyl-vania Public Health works toward all year long.

To help local moms get started - and keep going - with breastfeeding, Transylvania County WIC employs a full-time breastfeeding peer counselor, Sherri Griffin. Breast-feeding Peer Counselors are mothers who have personal experience with breastfeeding and are trained to provide breastfeeding information an...



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