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BOCC proclaims Breastfeeding Support month in Citrus County


Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Ron Kitchen, First Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Second Vice-Chairman Brian Coleman, Scott Carnahan and Jimmie T. Smith, with representatives from the Florida Department of Health, Citrus County

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on July 23, 2019 proclaiming the month of August 2019 as Breastfeeding Support Month.

Breastfeeding is recognized by the Florida West Coast Breastfeeding Task Force, the Florida Department of Health, Florida Breastfeeding Coalition, and major medical organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Center of Disease Control, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the National Association of WIC Directors, the Office of Women’s Health, UNICEF and WHO. 

Breastfeeding the preferred method of infant feeding and it is vital for families to make informed choices about the health and care of infants. The Florida Department of Health and partner organizations support increased efforts by hospital staff, providers, employers and all Floridians to not only encourage, but to provide tangible support for breastfeeding.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes August 2019 as Breastfeeding Support in Citrus County and calls the observance to the attention of all citizens.

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