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News : City Of Chillicothe Receives Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award
Posted by Randy on 2014/8/27 10:26:00 (220 reads) News by the same author

The City of Chillicothe has been awarded the Missouri Department of Health's breastfeeding friendly worksite award.

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The Livingston County Health Center says Chillicothe is the 4th city in Missouri to receive the recognition. The others are Springfield, Joplin, and Jefferson City.

The Livingston County Health Center used funds from the Missouri Department of Health maternal child health section to purchase hospital-grade breast pumps and pumping kits for the City of Chillicothe. They'll be available at the various City departments---including City Hall, the fire station, the police station, Green Hills Golf Course, and the Parks and Street departments. 7 other local businesses have participated in the program and received the recognition.

The Health Center says about 77% of women initiate breast feeding—but it's difficult to sustain, especially when rejoining the workforce.

Businesses wishing to be designated as breastfeeding friendly can fill out an application on the Livingston County Health Center's website or contact the Health Center at Chillicothe.

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