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Florida Department of Health in Bay County Recognizes WIC National Breastfeeding Week

Panama City, Florida— The Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay), in conjunction with Breastfeed Bay, recognizes WIC National Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) during our celebration of the breastfeeding on Saturday August 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at DOH-Bay, 597 W 11e Street, Panama City. This week highlights the benefits that breastfeeding can bring to both the health and well-being of babies, as well as further promoting maternal health, with a focus on good nutrition, poverty reduction and food security.

The DOH-Bay Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program invites nursing mothers and babies to join us in our breastfeeding celebration. Participants will be able to learn more about breastfeeding and learn about community support services available to families. Join us for a morning of games, prizes and giveaways.

“Breastfeeding infants is beneficial for their early development and can significantly improve health outcomes for mothers and infants,” said Sandon S. Speedling, MHS, CPM, CPH, Administrator and Chief Health Officer, Florida Department of Health in Bay County. “Supporting mom and encouraging breastfeeding in the first days of baby’s life are essential steps.”

For information on enrollment and eligibility for the Florida Department of Health’s WIC program in Bay County, please call (850) 252-9579 for WIC appointments and (850) 747-5775 for breastfeeding assistance.

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