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BRIEF: Event Saturday will tout benefits of breastfeeding

July 31, 2014

The Record, Stockton, Calif.



July 31--STOCKTON -- Health officials plan to hand out raffle prizes and host live music while touting the benefits of breastfeeding on Saturday.

The Delta Health Care's ?third annual Breastfeeding Celebration will also have a human milk drive for the Mother's Milk Bank, a nonprofit organization that collects, processes and distributes donated breast milk to hospitals and families.

Advocates tout the ability of breastfeeding as a means to prevent diabetes and childhood obesity.

The Saturday event will also include health screening, story time for kids, health-cooking demonstrations and other activities, organizers said.

The celebration is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Delta Health Care's office at 4662 Precissi Lane, Suite 500.

This event is free and open to the public. Information: (209) 477-0378.

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