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World Breastfeeding Week event scheduled for Kodiak

Breastfeeding baby. (Photo by myllissa / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT World Breastfeeding Week starts today and kicks off the yearly campaign for awareness about breastfeeding. According to 2016 numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 91 percent of Alaskan babies have been breastfed ever compared to the roughly 81 percent average across the United States. This is also …

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World Breastfeeding Week Raises Awareness

Kayla Desroches/KMXT World Breastfeeding Week begins Tuesday and brings awareness to the benefits of nursing. The Kodiak Area Native Association runs the Women, Infants, and Children program, or WIC, which educates island families about nutrition and food. WIC Coordinator Stephanie Jenkins says part of what she does is to sit down with future mothers and go over how to care …

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