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Belen WIC Program Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week


The New Mexico Department of Health’s Belen Women, Infants, Children program (WIC) will host its annual World Breastfeeding Event Friday, August 4th at the Belen Public Health Office WIC clinic from 10 am-12 pm and 1-3 pm.

The Belen WBW celebration aims to strengthen local support for breastfeeding and to improve the health of children and women in the community. It is one of many similar events that take place annually during World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st – 7th).

“Breastfeeding is the best food you can give your baby,” said Department of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher. “Our Breastfeeding Week events educate New Mexico families of all the ways breastfeeding is the ideal food for infant growth and development.”

WIC services approximately 900 families in Belen per month.

WIC is the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). It is a federal program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service, and the New Mexico Department of Health, Public Health Division.

For questions about the Belen WBW Celebration Event or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Belen WIC Office at 505-864-7743.  For more information, visit the New Mexico Women, Infants and Children section of our website.


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El Programa WIC de Belén Celebra la Semana Mundial de Amamantar