Commissioners Court Proclaims August National Breastfeeding Month in Hays County
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – On Tuesday the Hays County Commissioners Court proclaimed August as National Breastfeeding Month in Hays County to underscore the health benefits of breastfeeding for both infants and mothers. The proclamation is in conjunction with the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program serving Hays County.
The proclamation reminds mothers that breastfeeding is the most complete form of nutrition available for babies. It helps protect babies against obesity, diabetes and gastrointestinal and ear infections, and promotes a healthy immune system. For new moms, breastfeeding can help promote weight loss and reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.
Although focused on providing education, support, consultation services and breast pumps to WIC recipients, the WIC program in Hays County is holding two educational fairs open to all expectant and new mothers. The public is invited to the San Marcos WIC office at 401-A Broadway on Tuesday, August 5, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and to the Kyle WIC office, 150 Lockhart St., on Wednesday, August 6, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. to learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding. For more information about WIC services, contact WIC at 512-393-8040.
(Below) August is proclaimed National Breastfeeding Month in Hays County. From left to right, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, WIC peer counselors Kim Castro and Lyssa Thames, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant.