The Monmouth Journal
Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services), a public-private partnership initiated by the Monmouth County Commissioners to better serve residents, will celebrate World and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August by sponsoring several events for families to increase awareness of the importance and benefits of breastfeeding.
“According to La Leche League, breastfeeding is an instinctual and natural act, but it is also an art that is learned day by day,” says Colleen Nelson, Co-Chair of Monmouth ACTS Early Childhood Success Hub. “To reach their breastfeeding goals, mothers need worksite accommodations, consistent and collaborative breastfeeding education and services, and support from family, friends, lactation consultants, peer counselors and other breastfeeding champions along the way. We’re excited to spread awareness and bring these helpful events to the community during Breastfeeding Awareness Month.”