Promoting the merits of breastfeeding
PRINCETON — The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department is joining with a statewide effort to encourage mothers to breastfeed their babies.
Gov. Pat Quinn has proclaimed the month of August as Breastfeeding Promotion Month in Illinois and also supports Aug. 1-7 as World Breastfeeding Week.
Laurie Geuther, a registered nurse and certified lactation specialist with the Bureau/Putnam County Health Department’s WIC program, said the success of breastfeeding depends a lot on the mother’s confidence and the support she receives from others. When a mom is tired and the baby is fussy, those are critical times for moms to receive the needed support to continue breastfeeding, she said.
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