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City of Springfield Recognizes National Breastfeeding Month

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris joined with Shenell R. Ford and the Heart2Heartbeat Lactation & Wellness and the Breastfeeding Community Action Circle to recognize and support National Breastfeeding Month with a flag raising ceremony on the front steps of City Hall. Mayor Sarno presented a proclamation declaring the month of August 2021 as “National Breastfeeding Month” in the City of Springfield.

August is National Breastfeeding Month, with celebrations occurring throughout the month beginning with World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1st-7th), Native Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 8th-14th), Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 15th-21th), and Black Breastfeeding Week (Aug.25th-31st).

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to commend Ms. Ford – ‘Shenell.’ This young lady has really worked hard to get the word and education out on this very important nurturing mother and child public health aspect.  Through Shenell’s continued and dedicated awareness initiatives and the efforts of my Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Attorney Talia Gee, we have, I believe one of the first municipal lactation private rooms in the area right here in City Hall for the comfort of our city mother employees who are nursing their child.”

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