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    August is National Breastfeeding Month

    woman breastfeeding baby

    Studies have shown that breast milk is a prime source of good nutritionfor babies because it protects infants and small children from illness and infection while promoting proper brain development. National Breastfeeding Month promotes overall awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and encourages increased breastfeeding rates throughout the United States as well as promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices toward the ultimate goal of improving the public's health.

    Tarrant County Public Health actively promotes breastfeeding in the county and encourages businesses and government entities to provide space for nursing mothers. More information can be found at the Breastfeeding Warm Line: 817-321-5416 or on the Texas Lactation Support Hotline: 1-855-550-6667.

    For more information about National Breastfeeding Month, visit the United States Breastfeeding Committee's website.

    National Immunization Awareness Month

    National Immunization Awareness Month

    Immunizations have been vital in slowing and stopping various diseases. August signals that it's back to school, and Tarrant County Public Health is providing back-to-school immunizations at several locations throughout the county during August.

    We have printable schedule of immunization events for the month in both English and Spanish.

    Here's more on National Immunization Awareness Month.