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,” said Colleen Nelson, co-chair of Monmouth ACTS Early Childhood Success Hub…
The U.S. Healthy Families 2030 goal for the nation is to increase the percentage of infants who are breastfed exclusively – meaning breast milk only, and no solid food, water, or other liquids – through 6 months of age to a target of 42.4%.
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