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  • Phone: 970-328-8840

    Avon
    100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. 107
    P.O. Box 3419
    Avon, Colorado 81620
    Phone: 970-328-9813

    Eagle
    551 Broadway
    P.O. Box 660
    Eagle, Colorado 81631
    Phone: 970-328-8840

    El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite E
    El Jebel, Colorado 81623
    Phone: 970-328-9586

    Fax: 855-848-8829
    (all locations)

County celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Contact: Geralyn D. Carroll, Eagle County WIC Supervisor, at 970-748-9819 or geralyn.carroll@eaglecounty.us

Aug. 3, 2015 - August 1 through 7 is World Breastfeeding Awareness Week. The campaign, sponsored by Eagle County Public Health and the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program, aims to empower and support women as they balance work and child-rearing. This includes informing employers about the benefits of supporting breastfeeding in the workplace. In Colorado, all employers with one or more employees are required to accommodate breastfeeding mothers.

Eagle County Public Health employs four lactation specialists through the WIC program. WIC educators are trained and certified in lactation management and can help families navigate the way to successful breastfeeding. WIC can also assist employers in setting up lactation programs to help mothers continue breastfeeding after they return to work. For more information about WIC programs in Eagle County, contact Eagle County Public Health at 970-328-8840.