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National Breastfeeding Month


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August is National Breastfeeding Month, and earlier this month, I attended a Breastfeeding Awareness Day organized by Children's Futures and held at Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell. Representatives of the Nurse-Family Partnership program, the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Horizon NJ, Mercer Street Friends, and other organizations shared information about breastfeeding, nutrition, and baby care. The event was attended by expecting and nursing mothers and their partners, and it was a great success.

Although New Jersey's rate of breastfeeding is above the national average, we must continue to encourage and support breastfeeding. It is important to make sure that environments beginning with the delivery hospital are breastfeeding-friendly.


Rush Holt
Member of Congress

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