We had a great National Breastfeeding Month this August. It started by celebrating World Breastfeeding Week at Wheeler park with Live, Love, Latch! and Global Big Latch On where we had several families come out to support breastfeeding. The exciting end of the month was a generous donation from North Country HealthCare to help us operate the Nursing Mother's Rest Stop at the county fair. The members of the North Country HealthCare team have been long-standing advocates for successful breastfeeding in our community. They have had a lactation consultant on-staff for several years, they host La Leche League monthly meetings, and they continue to increase their numbers of staff members who are breastfeeding counselors. There is even talk of a lactation clinic in the future... wait, did I say that out loud? Its just talk at this point, but we are definitely ready to support them in this endeavor!
We would like to sincerely thank North Country HealthCarefor supporting our local breastfeeding coalition and our community!