Nip in the Park celebrates World Breastfeeding Month

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Posted on August 1, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Some moms in southern Indiana, along with the WIC program, are joining forces to normalize nursing in public.

The family friendly event called a Nip in the Park was held at Luther Warder Park in Jeffersonville on August 1.

It’s in celebration of World breastfeeding Month and this year's theme to normalize breastfeeding in public.

Lactation experts said there are big steps in making breastfeeding the norm with about 50 percent of mothers in the WIC program breastfeeding.

Mary Jane McGarvey, a lactation consultant, said, "We are here because we know that when breastfeeding is normal, its not going to be noticed. We are trying to get in the public eye and get the word out that this is a great benefit for mom and baby."

WIC,  the women, infants and children program, offers support for breastfeeding mothers through a peer counseling program and lactation consultants. 

For more information, you can call (812) 948-1564.
 

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