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Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding

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The health benefits of breastfeeding your baby are remarkable when you think about it:
Breastfeeding protects babies from ear infections and pneumonia. Breastfed babies are less likely to develop asthma or become obese or die from sudden infant death syndrome.
And you mothers out there reduce your risk of breast and ovarian cancers when you breastfeed.
The Snohomish Health District wants to remind about the health benefits and encourage mothers to breastfeed their infants during a free "Breastfeeding Tea" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the auditorium at Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett.
The event is hosted by the Health District's Women, Infant and Children supplemental nutrition program to kickoff National Breastfeeding Month.
At this event, pregnant women and others can explore a variety of resource tables, which will feature information on safe sleeping, prenatal and post-partum health, nutrition, and immunizations and child safety. Nutrition and health tips also will be offered from breastfeeding peer counselors and lactation consultants.
There will be activities for children and prizes awarded. Light refreshments will be served.
"Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby, but can be challenging for many women," said WIC program manager Judy Ward in a prepared statement.
"We want moms to know that they are not alone in facing those challenges, and to understand the many unique benefits of breastfeeding."
For more information about the health district's WIC program, visit or call the clinics in Everett at 425-252-5303 or Lynnwood at 425-258-8400.
Herald staff
Story tags » EverettPreventative medicineNutritionWellness

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