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Family Medical Center celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

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July 27, 2017

‘The Big Latch On’ event scheduled for Aug. 4 in Walla Walla

Family Medical Center continues celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7.

In addition to offering prenatal and postpartum breastfeeding support for mothers, Family Medical Center is sponsoring “The Big Latch On” in Walla Walla, Friday August 4th.

The event will take place at Pioneer Park, Whitman Shelter, at 940 E Alder Street in Walla Walla, Washington from 10 a.m. to noon.

All are welcome to celebrate community breastfeeding support with food, door prizes and family friendly activities. At 10:30 a.m. we will join the international community by joining in on The Big Latch On. Last year, nearly 18,000 mother-baby pairs participated in this empowering event.

The Global Big Latch On takes place at registered locations around the world, where women gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Their friends, family and community join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding. Volunteers from within the community host each location.

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Family Medical Center is part of the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic network of care: The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides comprehensive medical, dental, and social services for more than 141,000 people throughout the Pacific Northwest. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic employs 1,390 full-time staff and more than 600 part-time staff, medical residents, dental residents, students and volunteers. Facilities: 19 medical clinics, 10 dental clinics, 57 programs. Locations: Washington State clinics are located in Grandview, Prosser, Pasco, Spokane, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Walla Walla and Wapato. In Oregon, clinics are located in Hermiston, Portland, Salem and Woodburn. Visit: