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"Nominations Sought for Annual Breastfeeding Friendly Awards"

Elmira - The Twin Tiers Breastfeeding Network (TTBN) is accepting nominations for the 11th annual Breastfeeding Friendly Awards.  These awards recognize businesses, individuals, and organizations for their valuable support of breastfeeding mothers.  Eligible nominees should provide support and make it easy for women to breastfeed.  This might include supporting moms who are returning to work and making it easy for them to continue nursing their infants by maintaining policies that accommodate breastfeeding moms, offering flexible schedules and providing private spaces for feeding and pumping milk.  Nominees will be honored during World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 -7, 2016) at a ceremony in Wisner Park.

The Twin Tiers Breastfeeding Network (TTBN) strives to increase breastfeeding rates throughout Chemung County.  Breastfeeding is the healthiest start for babies and it’s good for moms too!   TTBN has several activities promoting and raising awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding including the Breastfeeding Friendly Awards, a TTBN Open House, and ongoing monthly Baby Bistros at Steele and West Elmira Libraries to support breastfeeding moms and their families. 

The Twin Tiers Breastfeeding Network is a collaboration consisting of representatives from many local agencies including Arnot Health, Chemung County Health Department, C.I.D.S., Mothers & Babies, Southern Tier Pediatrics, and the WIC program among others. Their common goal is to improve the rates of initiation and duration of breastfeeding among women in the Twin Tiers through support, education, and referrals. They were established almost 20 years ago and meet once a month at the Women’s Health Center. 

The Breastfeeding Award nomination form can be found online at
www.chemungcountyhealth.org or on the Chemung County Health Dept. Facebook page. 

Click here for the nomination form.

Nominations must be received by Monday, July 25th.  For more information, contact Pat Tremaine at
ptremaine@co.chemung.ny.us or call 607-737-2899

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