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Photo Shoot Focuses on Breastfeeding Month

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August is world breast feeding month, and local mothers celebrate with a photo shoot.

A group of local mothers tried to shake the sexualizing of breast-feeding by having a photo shoot at Landreth Park Sunday.
An expert on-site said it
s the most natural, healthy way to feed a baby.
Around a dozen moms took a group photo which they hope to use for publications and communicating through Joplin's Women, Infant, and Children program known as WIC.

 

Jade Harris who breastfeeds her child said, "Ive actually heard some people say that they've been out in public and moms say their kids don't need to see that. Kids actually do need to see that. They need to see that it's normal and that's just another way a baby eats. Just like a baby can eat out of a bottle, whether it be formula or breast milk, and it's just normal."

An on-site lactation consultant said eighty percent of Missouri babies start out as breast-fed.
WIC and Chi-Chi Mamas will be using the images photographed for demonstrations by their breastfeeding group about the normalcy of breastfeeding.

 

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