Breastfeeding at an early age can reduce the risks of obesity, respiratory infections, and type two diabetes later in life, as well as boost an infant’s overall IQ by up to six points.

Breastfeeding Coordinator for Belmont County WIC Mary Magers is pleased to see awareness being drawn to the cause and hopes that more people normalize breastfeeding.

August 1st until the 7th was world breast feeding week.