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The Bartholomew County Breastfeeding Coalition recently installed a photo exhibit at Columbus Regional Hospital that features local women breastfeeding their children. The exhibit is in observance of World Breastfeeding Week, August 4-10, and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month which is in August.
The Coalition hopes that the photo display will encourage women to breastfeed their babies and will provide support and encouragement to those who make this choice. The photos, by photographer Whitney Ulm of Eminence Photography, are displayed outside the CRH cafeteria and will remain up during the month of August. CRH was previously recognized as a breastfeeding-friendly employer by the Breastfeeding Coalition.
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August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The breastfeeding campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hopes to empower women to commit to breastfeeding by highlighting new research showing that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity.