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Mayoral Proclamation - World Breastfeeding Week - 8.1.2022 - 8.7.2022

08/01/2022

  • WHEREAS, Families are a priority in the City of Fargo, and part of helping families thrive is ensuring they receive community support to develop and sustain healthful lifestyles; and

  • WHEREAS, Breast milk is the optimal food for infants and a proven primary prevention strategy that builds a foundation for life-long health and wellness; and

  • WHEREAS, Breastfeeding benefits the mother by reducing the risk of ovarian and breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and hypertension; and

  • WHEREAS, Promoting the Infant Friendly Workplace designation so families continue human milk feeding and support local businesses and organizations with on-site facilities; and

  • WHEREAS, By providing a supportive and welcoming environment, a breastfeeding friendly community encourages families of all races, ethnicities and family structures to initiate and continue optimal infant feeding/nursing; and

  • WHEREAS, National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week provide important opportunities to address barriers to human milk feeding faced by families.

  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That I, Dr. Timothy J. Mahoney, Mayor of The City of Fargo, do hereby proclaim August 1-7, 2022 to be WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK in The City of Fargo, North Dakota.

  • IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of The City of Fargo, North Dakota to be affixed this 1st day of August, 2022.