Breastfeeding Awareness Walk showcases natural activity

Not very long ago, a woman was in a Morgantown business doing one of the most natural things in the world — breastfeeding her baby.
She was shaken, however, when she was not only asked to leave the establishment, but also followed outside and asked to go even further away.
Breastfeeding counselors at Monongalia County Health Department’s WIC program jumped into action and thus was born the Breastfeeding Awareness Walk.
This year, the 11th event will be  from 5 to 7 p.m.  Aug. 1, which also happens to be the first day of both National Breastfeeding Month (www.usbreastfeeding.org/nbm) and World Breastfeeding Week (worldbreastfeedingweek.org). It is sponsored by MCHD WIC (monchd.org/wic.html) and Monongalia County Breastfeeding Task Force.
Like the name states, the walk, which takes place at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center, raises awareness about what the folks who host World Breastfeeding Week selected as this year’s theme, “Foundation of Life.”

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