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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, August 3, 2015

Breastfeeding Celebration, August 6 Franklin Neighborhood Center

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Nutrition Services / WIC Program
will be having a breastfeeding celebration for WIC families and the community at the
Franklin Neighborhood Center 1136 E. Montecito Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 from
11 am to 1 pm. There will be food, speakers (12:10 – 12:25) and a prize drawing (12:30).
Santa Barbara County WIC’s Breastfeeding Program:
• Nationally recognized
• Maintains one of the highest WIC breastfeeding rates in California
• 93% of WIC participants choose to breastfeed at the Franklin Neighborhood WIC site
• First in the US to use a two way texting program for breastfeeding serving Gen Y
• Employs 6 International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and 25 Lactation
Educators
• Loans breast pumps to participants for free
Please contact Meg Beard MPH, MCHES, RDN, IBCLC, Breastfeeding Coordinator for WIC at 805-681-
5276 or meg.beard@sbcphd.org for further information

Contact

Susan Klein-Rothschild
Public Information Officer
(805) 681-5435 (805) 896-1057 (cell)

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