DOH-ORANGE WIC TO HOST A CELEBRATION DURING BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK
July 27, 2021
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
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
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.