Peoria Health Department provides Mothers with Breastfeeding Tips

The health department is celebrating its 30th year for World Breastfeeding Week
The health department is celebrating its 30th year for World Breastfeeding Week(WEEK/HEART OF ILLINOIS ABC)
Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 5:35 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - The Peoria City/County Health Department is trying to educate moms and families about breastfeeding.

The health department is celebrating its 30th year for World Breastfeeding Week. Many families were in attendance and were able to receive resources and play with small critters from the Peoria Zoo.

The event included various vendors for all health needs. Face painting, snacks, and enjoy family activities.

Organizer Lisha Streitmatter of the department says she is seeing more moms choosing to breastfeed.

“We’re seeing a lot of mom’s choosing to pump for their babies during this hard time with the formula shortage, and it’s also super healthy for mom and baby,” she said.

Streitmatter advocates more for breastfeeding because it helps with things such as bonding and lowering health defects.

The Peoria City/County Health Department will have more events coming up on the Peoria City/County Health Department Facebook page.

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