World breastfeeding week

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - This week is "world breastfeeding week". It promotes breastfeeding and highlights its importance to the health of mothers and babies.  It emphasizes the importance of support from family and friends, from the health care system and from the community.

Lonna Ellsworth, who is a lactation consultant at mercy hospital, says that her goal is to make sure there are healthy moms and healthy kids. This year's theme is 'Breastfeeding: A Jey to Sustainable Development', is it mainly to bring awareness to the health benefits of breastfeeding.

For more breastfeeding resources visit: mercy.net/BreastfeedingResources 

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