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Manatee County celebrates World Breastfeeding Month at Bradenton Riverwalk on Wednesday listen

08/20/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Advocates of breastfeeding say it improves the health of infants and even educational outcomes later in childhood.

The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County is hosting a celebration of World Breastfeeding Month Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Bradenton Riverwalk. There will be breastfeeding counselors, education materials and nutrition educators.

WMNF spoke with Debora Castanon, breastfeeding coordinator for the Manatee County WIC and nutrition program.

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Manatee County moms encouraged to use resources of World Breastfeeding Week listen

08/05/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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World Breastfeeding Week is being celebrated this week in more than 170 countries across the world. Breastfeeding advocates in Bradenton informed the community on the benefits of breastfeeding and community resources.

Manatee County's Women Infants & Children's Office (WIC) offers a special nutrition program and counseling for breastfeeding mothers like Delia Dardon.

“For me it was a big help. Even though I did not get to breastfeed my first daughter as much because I did not apply fo...

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