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Health Department Hosts Breastfeeding Open House

Mar 04, 2019

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health will host a breastfeeding open house on March 8 from 10 a.m. to noon in the third-floor auditorium of the Public Health Center, located at 1235 Ramsey Street. The event is open to anyone interested in breastfeeding information.

Health Department staff along with representatives from Momma’s Village and Improving Community Outcomes for Maternal and Child Health (ICO4MCH) Sandhills Collaborative will provide information about breastfeeding, the Mommy’s Liquid Gold (MLG) Café launch and the Baby Store reopening.  Healthy refreshments will be provided in addition to promotional drawings held every 30 minutes. 

The MLG Café was created to promote, educate, share resources and formulate a platform for breastfeeding infants successfully. The MLG Café will be held March 19, June 18, Oct. 15, and Dec. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Health Department auditorium.                                                                                  

The Health Department’s Health Education division will host the Baby Store’s grand reopening May 17. The store is an incentive-based, prenatal health promotion program that encourages prenatal care appointments, participation in health education classes and provides opportunities for families to support healthy development. The Baby Store is supported by the Gamma Upsilon Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; March of Dimes; the Office of Rural Health; ICO4MCH; Momma’s Village and the Health Department.

Anyone who is interested in or who advocates for breastfeeding, maternal or child health is invited to attend.  For more information, contact the Health Education division at 910-433-3890.

If you would like more information about the Cumberland County Department of Public Health’s programs and services, health-related data, or community resources, please call 910-433-3600 or visit with someone at the information desk, or visit our website at co.cumberland.nc.us/health. Comments are welcome and can be submitted on our website at co.cumberland.nc.us/feedback. The Health Department is located at 1235 Ramsey St. in Fayetteville.