County celebrates breastfeeding week
Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 —Breastfeeding is organized and promoted worldwide by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action. During the first week in August in almost every country worldwide, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work.” The alliance aims to empower and support all women globally, in combining work, whether formal or informal, with child rearing practices, particularly breastfeeding.
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, the local Women, Infants and Children program hosts two open houses at its office, located at 1410 Chestnut St. in Susanville. The first will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 5 and the second from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday Aug. 7.