Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week right here in Mesa County Aug. 1-7 | PostIndependent.com

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week right here in Mesa County Aug. 1-7

Staff Report

The Mesa County Breastfeeding Task Force and Colorado Baby are marking World Breastfeeding Week this Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Downtown Farmer’s Market in Grand Junction.

From 5 to 8 p.m., breastfeeding or expecting mothers — and other supporters — are invited to stop by Colorado Baby, 560 Main St. Attendees can enter to win a Lansinoh electric breast pump and other prizes.

Support from family, friends, health care providers, employers, child care providers, communities and the media can help a mother successfully breastfeed.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants work in communities, including at worksites, to assist breastfeeding families. To find a consultant, visit http://www.ILCA.org.

World Breastfeeding Week, a time to build awareness and support for breastfeeding practices, is coordinated globally by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action. For more information, visit http://www.waba.org.my.

For more information, call Veronica Daehn Harvey at the Mesa County Health Department at 970-248-6927 or visit http://www.health.mesacounty.us.

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