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WIC dietician works to promote breastfeeding

Kansas Breastfeeding Report Card 2012, courtesy of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Ever Breastfed 80.2% Breastfeeding at 6 months 45.1% Breastfeeding at 12 months 23.1% Exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months 37.8% Exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months 17.4% Percent of bre...

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Beverly Frizell, RD with the Barton County WIC program has been working extra hard to get the word out about the importance of breastfeeding this year to her clients in a multi-county area. It has always been a goal of WIC to increase breastfeeding, but this past year, the Barton County Health Department was awarded a grant to conduct a media campaign to help build awareness among the community as a whole.  
“We hope we reached older folks listening, and that they might be more receptive when they see younger mothers breast feeding in public,” Frizell said.   “The goal is ...

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