August is Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month!

 

Here is what is going on in Melrose and Wakefield:

  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has provided a grant to six communities in Massachusetts in order to provide breastfeeding support to mothers after discharge from the hospital.   The grant was provided to the North Suburban Team which includes Hallmark Health Systems, Mass in Motion Partners, and North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network.   Together these partners are enhancing existing breastfeeding resources, providing breastfeeding support services to mothers in the community, and building community awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding.  If you are interested in learning more about this grant, or if you are a breastfeeding mom in need of support, please call Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Breastfeeding Support Center at 781-979-3650 or click here:  BreastfeedingSupportCenter10 2012 (2)
  • You can join other moms at the Baby Cafe in Melrose!  babycafe2013

For general info on breastfeeding, please visit the Mass in Motion Breastfeeding webpage:  http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/community-health/mass-in-motion/healthy-living/breastfeed/

 

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