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North Carolina Breastfeeding Week

August 1-7, 2004

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Governor Easley's Proclamation | Breastfeeding In NC: A Public Forum 
More About Breastfeeding....

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North Carolina Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, is a time for communities to celebrate the benefits of breastfeeding, to recognize mothers who provide mother's milk to feed their babies, and to support the choice of parents to breastfeed their babies, and to strengthen community networks and practices that help promote, protect and support breastfeeding.

This year's theme for Breastfeeding Week in North Carolina is "Exclusive Breastfeeding: the Gold Standard Safe, Sound, Sustainable." Breastfeeding helps babies and their mothers achieve optimal health. The best results occur with "exclusive breastfeeding," when mothers feed infants only mother's milk for about six months and then continue mother's milk with appropriate other foods until the first birthday or beyond.

To recognize community businesses, schools, public places, restaurants, churches, and health facilities that provide an environment conducive for mothers to nurse their babies, the N.C. Division of Public Health is offering a leadership award program. These leaders can be nominated as ‘Mother-Friendly Businesses that Support Breastfeeding’. More information and the award nomination application is available on this website or by contacting a local public health department.

Governor Easley Proclaims August 1st - 7th 2004 as 
Breastfeeding Week
Leadership Awards for Mother-Friendly Businesses that Support Breastfeeding.  
Nomination Deadline is July 22, 2004.
Breastfeeding In NC: A Public Forum
September 9, 2004
The North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH), in collaboration with a Work Group of representatives from non-governmental and public agencies, announces a public forum on Promoting, Protecting and Supporting Breastfeeding in North Carolina.

For breastfeeding to be successful, all mothers must have broad support of family, friends, community, health care providers, insurers, workplaces, and policy makers. Participants in this forum will be given the opportunity to dialogue about issues impacting breastfeeding and to provide input on actions needed to influence the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding in North Carolina. This input will be used to develop a Blueprint for Action to Support Breastfeeding in North Carolina. 

Promoting, Protecting and Supporting Breastfeeding In NC: 
A Public Forum

Registration Deadline is August 31, 2004.
Call For Poster Presentations
Submission Deadline is August 2, 2004.
More About Breastfeeding....
American Academy of Pediatrics
CDC Breastfeeding Topics
International Lactation Consultant Association
Nutrition Resources 
NC Nutrition Services Resource Page


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