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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic hosts breastfeeding support group

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August 9, 2017

While more than 85 percent of Yakima moms choose to breastfeed their infant, less than half end up reaching their breastfeeding goals. Simply knowing you’re not alone can make all the difference.

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) is hosting a drop-in breastfeeding, bilingual support group and moms are welcome to join if they have questions or just want to meet other breastfeeding moms.

The group was formed to help give moms support in their breastfeeding journey. Moms are welcome to stop by each Tuesday, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at YVFWC’s Programs Office at the Fiesta Foods Plaza, at 1112 East Nob Hill Blvd, Suite 1, in Yakima.

“We aim to build lasting, supportive relationships between families while discussing common questions for breastfeeding moms,” Elida Leonard, Certified Lactation Educator, said.

For more information, call (509) 307-5249. 

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About Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic: 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: www.yvfwc.com

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