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The Effect of ACA on Breastfeeding

Aeroflow Breastpumps shared this information on their website. This is great information about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had an impact on breastfeeding. Aeroflow Blog

Five Counties in Western North Carolina Receive USDA Loving Support of Excellence Awards

Annually, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) recognizes local WIC agencies that have provided exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities. There are three levels of awards given: Gold, Gold Premiere and Gold Elite. Each award builds on the previous award and an agency must have achieved the previous award level to apply for the next level. These awards also identify that agencies are demonstrating model practices. Five Counties in Western North Carolina were recognized in 2018 with the Loving Support of Excellence Award. GOLD AWARD - Cherokee County, M

Breastfeeding and Emergencies

We don't always plan to be in an emergency situation like we are currently experiencing across North and South Carolina. The best nutrition for our infants during this time is breast milk. It is important for support to be provided to our breastfeeding families to continue breastfeeding. Here is a link to some resources to help you provide resources to our families during this time of disaster. Breastfeeding and Emergencies

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