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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

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The Ohio WIC 2014 Breastfeeding Awareness Month (BAM) theme is “Keep Calm and Carry-on Breastfeeding.” This playful theme is serious in the purpose of protecting and supporting breastfeeding women in achieving their personal breastfeeding goals. Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County is dedicated to helping to remove obstacles that exist in our community.

Despite the many recommendations for supporting breastfeeding duration from public health authorities, protections that have been put in place by federal and state laws, and WIC and other health professionals, many mothers are not able to meet their personal goals for breastfeeding. As a community, we must continue to work together to promote and support breastfeeding globally and locally for our future generations.

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What to Do When Your Home Has Flooded

House FloodTorrential rains and storms in the Spring can result in flash flooding throughout the Miami Valley.

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County wants residents to be informed about proper food and water handling when disasters occur. The following are precautions to take before, during and after a flood happens.

Flood waters often carry bacteria or other contaminants, so take safety precautions by wearing rubber boots and gloves, and be careful not to let the water touch your skin. If you are exposed to the water, wash your skin with soap and water.

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