The community is coming together in support of breastfeeding all month long.
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is a time to empower women and celebrate all of the advantages of breastfeeding, while moving away from the social stigma that comes along with it. WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator, Lisa Davidson, said in 2005 Ohio passed a law allowing moms to breastfeed wherever they have the right to be.
“During Breastfeeding Awareness Month it gives us an opportunity to highlight all of the different things that we can for breastfeeding mothers in a way of supporting that, for instance the theme for this year ‘working for breastfeeding success’ and that’s coming from a state level, so we want to highlight that support from the community and employers for moms who are breastfeeding, in order for them to be successful they need that support,” Davidson said.
Mothers across Muskingum County and beyond are uniting this Saturday for a breastfeeding awareness event. The 3rd annual “Party in the Park” kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Dillion Dam Pavilion and Playground.
“It’s a celebration and opportunity for moms to get together with other moms in the area who are breastfeeding, and actually people who have even breastfed in the past they like to continue to come, and then people who might be pregnant and interested in breastfeeding and meeting other moms in the area,” Davidson said.
The event is Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon and refreshments are provided.