(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - The St. Joseph WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors sponsored the second annual Milk Stroll at Bartlett Park Saturday morning.
The free event welcomed members of the community to show support for mothers in the area and for awareness and education about breastfeeding.
The walk began at the Bartlett Park Treehouse and went to the St. Joseph Rec Center and back, totalling 2.4 miles.
La'Sherrie Tyes, a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, says that this walk is a great way to show support for moms in the community.
"Breastfeeding has been around forever, since the beginning of time, so this is really just kind of a movement; just kind of re-normalize breastfeeding," Tyes said. "Just know that it takes a community and support to keep these moms lifted up and just encouraging them with their breastfeeding journey."
Last year's walk had nearly 35 participants and this year's numbers were around that again.
For more information about the WIC agency and the breastfeeding peer counselor program, visit: http://www.stjoemo.info/index.aspx?NID=232.
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