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(Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Department of Health’s Women, Infants and Children nutritional program (WIC) will host a World Breastfeeding Week Celebration at the Las Cruces Public Health Office, 1170 N. Solano Dr. in Las Cruces, on Friday, Aug. 7 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

 

There is no cost to participate. There will be food, games and giveaways. Mothers attending will also get some much deserved pampering from students of Olympian University of Cosmetology.  

 

Safer NM Now will also be providing in the parking lot a no-cost Child Safety Seat clinic where certified child passenger safety technicians will check for correct installation, damage, recalls, and size and age appropriateness.

 

This year's World Breastfeeding Week theme is “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work. According to the World Breastfeeding Week website, the theme addresses a growing necessity: Whether a woman is working in the formal, non-formal or home setting, it is necessary that she is empowered in claiming her and her baby’s right to breastfeed.

 

For more information on the event or WIC services, contact the Las Cruces WIC office at (575) 528-5047.




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