NET Health to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month with multiple events

Published on Saturday, 12 August 2017 15:28 - Written by ELSA CAVAZOS ecavazos@tylerpaper.com 

The Texas Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is celebrating the growing efforts in health care to put moms first as part of National Breastfeeding Month. This month's theme is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together. 

Programs like the Texas Ten Step program and the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative focus on implementing evidence-based practices, known as the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, according to a news release from NET Health.

These practices are proven to increase breastfeeding exclusivity and duration, and reduce racial and ethnic disparities.

“Our moms want to breastfeed, and hospitals are doing a better job at helping them succeed,” NET Health WIC Director Tecora Smith said.

NET Health will celebrate National Breastfeeding Month with the following events around East Texas:

Athens – Aug. 8, 9 a.m. – noon, 1212 S. Palestine St.

Gun Barrel City – Aug. 10, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 1911 W. Main St.

Tyler – Aug. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cindy’s Event Center, 2900 Old Henderson Highway

Jacksonville -Aug. 11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 335 Neches St. 

Quitman - Aug. 11, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., 1020 E. Goode St. 

Gilmer-Aug. 11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 521 N. Cypress St. 

Clarksville-Aug. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 1608 E. Main St.

Carthage-Aug. 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 446 W. Sabine St. 

Daingerfield-Aug. 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 1402 Linda St., Suite B 

Sulphur-Springs- Aug. 18, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., 421 E. Industrial Drive, Suite 209 

Atlanta-Aug. 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 211 N. Pinecrest Drive Suite B 

Canton-Aug. 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 301 E. State Hwy 243 

Mt. Pleasant-Aug. 24, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 2001 W. Ferguson Rd., Suite 3010 

Henderson-Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1115 Hwy 259 South, Suite D 

Palestine-Aug. 24, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., 305 E. Lacy, Suite 130 

Jefferson-Aug. 25, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., 110 W. Elizabeth St. 

Marshall-Aug. 30, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 310 E. Bowie 

For more information, please contact Tecora Smith, NET Health WIC Director, at 903-593–8331. Learn the location of your nearest WIC clinic by visiting the NET Health hyperlink below -

http://www.healthyeasttx.org/services/wic-women-infants-children/wic-office-locations

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