County makes August month for breastfeeding education, support
August 9, 2022
Skagit County Commissioners have designated August as Breastfeeding Month in the county. The Skagit County Breastfeeding Coalition made a presentation to them July 26, highlighting the health benefits of breastfeeding for both baby and parent, while also calling attention to barriers that exist in our community that may impede a parent’s breastfeeding journey.
According to the CDC, 93.7% of infants born in Washington State in 2019 started out breastfeeding. By six months of age, this number dropped to 68%. By the one-year mark, less than half of infants were still breastfeeding, dropping...