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DOH-ORANGE WIC TO HOST A CELEBRATION DURING BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK

By Kent Donahue

July 27, 2021

Contact:
Patricia Gaige
Patricia.Gaige@flhealth.gov

407-723-4298

 

 

ORLANDO, FL - The community is invited to a FREE celebration during Black Breastfeeding Week on August 27, 2021 at the Holden Heights Community Center, 1201 20th Street in Orlando.

Hosted by the WIC program (Women, Infants, and Children) of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, the celebration will have vendors, refreshment, community resources, prizes and more.

Also, this is an opportunity for mothers to get breastfeeding support. Breastmilk contains all the essential nutrients a baby needs to live a healthy life!

WHAT:           Black Breastfeeding Week Celebration

WHEN:          August 27, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Holden Heights Community Center

1201 20th Street, Orlando, FL 32805

REGISTRATION:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-breastfeeding-celebration-tickets-163900351363

CONTACT:   Patricia.Gaige@flhelath.gov or 407-723-4298

The WIC program works to promote breastfeeding as a vital health activity and encourages breastfeeding-friendly hospitals, child care facilities, work places, and communities.

Breastfeeding contributes to the normal growth and development of babies and children. Those who are not breastfed are at increased risk of infant morbidity and mortality.  In addition, breastfeeding offers protection against adult obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and premenopausal breast cancer as well as ovarian cancer for both mom and baby. 

About the Florida Department of Health

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