Mothers from around the area gathered Thursday at the Freedom Shelter of the Clarksburg VA Park for the annual ‘Mothers Walk’ event.
The WIC-hosted program kicks off ‘World Breastfeeding Week’ across America, which promotes and supports women throughout the world who breastfeed their children.
“Breastfeeding has lots of antibodies and immunities. That’s something that formula doesn’t have that adjusts in the baby system a lot easier than formula does. And it helps moms and babies to bond better because it gives them that opportunity to have that skin-to-skin more than bottle feeding does.” said Angie Rebrook, WIC Breastfeeding Counselor.
Participants had the chance to receive prizes at the walk, including strollers, nurturing items and clothes.
The North Central West Virginia Breastfeeding Coalition…and Café Ala Mom…presented a plaque to UPC Pediatric Associates…to recognize its efforts to support new mothers and babies.