County organizations recognized for breastfeeding friendliness

 

Six local organizations and businesses were publicly recognized by the Board of Supervisors for their work to promote breastfeeding friendly environments.

Cochise Health & Social Services and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension partnered to create a Breastfeeding Friendly Recognition program, aimed at increasing the number of worksites, public places, and childcare facilities that adopt lactation policies, implement policies, and promote breastfeeding spaces.

The following organizations were acknowledged at the Board of Supervisors regular meeting on August 13:

  • Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services
  • University of Arizona Extended Campus
  • The Women & Children’s Unit at Canyon Vista Medical Center
  • Monica’s Daycare
  • World of Wonder Childcare & Preschool
  • New Beginnings Childcare & Preschool


The program is promoted in partnership with the Cochise Breastfeeding Task Force, which recently celebrated World Breastfeeding Week with events across the region.

Breastfeeding-friendly organizations contribute to the health and wellbeing of Cochise County. Communities with higher rates of breastfeeding may have lower infant mortality rates, decreased trash in landfills, lower healthcare costs, and happier, healthier people.

For more information on local breastfeeding resources visit https://www.cochise.az.gov/sites/default/files/health_and_social_services/CochiseCountyBreastfeedingResources.pdf 

Photo: Six organizations from across Cochise County were recognized by the Board of Supervisors as part of the Breastfeeding Friendly Recognition program

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