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World Breastfeeding Month Celebration at Methodist Charlton Features Children’s Fashion Show and Panel Discussion

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Dallas South News Wire (Methodist Health System)

Children modeling the latest youth fashions and an expert panel discussion will bring information and entertainment to an event set Aug. 22 at MethodistCharltonMedicalCenter in celebration of World Breastfeeding Month. “Breast Milk: Nature’s Perfect Nutrition” includes an expert panel to discuss the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and support efforts at Methodist Charlton Medical Center and through Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) a government program to help ensure proper nutrition for low-income women and children up to age five.

The free community health event, which will also feature vendors and door prizes, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Methodist Charlton Auditorium, 3500 W. Wheatland Road, Dallas, TX 75237. For more information, contact Dani Cagle at 214-947-7260 or danicagle@mhd.com. Other breastfeeding program supporters include the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics, World Health Organization, U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For the fourth year in a row, Methodist Charlton Medical Center has been designated a Texas Ten Step facility by the Department of State Health Services and the Texas Hospital Association. To receive the designation, hospitals must implement 10 goals, or steps, to support mothers who intend to breastfeed their infants after delivery. The staff provides the mother with resources to get continued care after hospital discharge as well.

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