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Breastfeeding program recognized


August 28, 2020

A local program that provides peer support services to breastfeeding mothers is making a difference and being recognized for it.

The Carlton County Peer Breastfeeding Support program received the Loving Support Award of Excellence. Run through the local Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, the Carlton County program provides breastfeeding education and offers peer support services to all pregnant and breastfeeding women.

In 2019, 89.6 percent of women who participated in WIC at Carlton County initiated breastfeeding with their infants, which exceeds the He...

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