Studies have shown that breast milk is a prime source of good
nutritionfor babies because it protects infants and small children
from illness and infection while promoting proper brain development.
National Breastfeeding Month promotes overall awareness of the
benefits of breastfeeding and encourages increased breastfeeding rates
throughout the United States as well as promoting and supporting
optimal breastfeeding practices toward the ultimate goal of improving
the public's health.
Tarrant County Public Health actively promotes breastfeeding in the county and encourages businesses and government entities to provide space for nursing mothers. More information can be found at the Breastfeeding Warm Line: 817-321-5416 or on the Texas Lactation Support Hotline: 1-855-550-6667.
For more information about National Breastfeeding Month, visit the United States Breastfeeding Committee's website.
Immunizations have been vital in slowing and stopping various
diseases. August signals that it's back to school, and Tarrant County
Public Health is providing back-to-school immunizations at several locations throughout the county during
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