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#OTGYpsi: WIC Program Gives Helping Hand To Ypsilanti's Nursing Moms

Oct 9, 2019

Many negative thoughts come along with breastfeeding, from less health benefits to making others uncomfortable while in public.  Luckily, the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program in Washtenaw County offers advice and support to nursing mothers, especially in the Black community.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg explore this highly-beneficial project with WIC service coordinator Gayathri Akella and WIC peer educator Dera Williams.


Resources:

Concentrate Ann Arbor

Sarah Rigg's Feature Article: Ypsi-based breastfeeding support group for black moms seeks to address stereotypes and disparities

Washtenaw County's Women, Infant, and Children (WIC)

Washtenaw County Infant Mortality Information

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— Patrick Campion is the WEMU Program Director.  You can contact Patrick at 734.487.3363, on twitter @WEMUPC, or email him at pcampion@emich.edu