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Tallahassee Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month

Jordan Whitt

As of July, mothers in all 50 states can freely breastfeed in public. This comes right in time for August, National Breastfeeding Month.

National Breastfeeding Week is celebrated from August 1st to the 7th. Dykibra Gaskin is the Public Health Nutrition Director for the Woman, Infants, and Children Division of the Leon County Health Department. She says her program is hosting the fourth annual Breastfeed Walk for Awareness at Lake Ella.

“We’re coming back to Lake Ella to just have a little bit more of a visible presence to Tallahassee and Leon County,” says Gaskin.

The Breastfeeding Walk will take place from 8 AM to noon on Saturday, August 4th. Mothers are asked to bring their families and walk the lake. There will be giveaways, local vendors, and doulas providing information on the birthing process and benefits of breastfeeding.

Kaleigh Wright is a senior at Florida State University pursuing Studio Art, Film Studies, and English. Before her debut at WFSU, Kaleigh worked at Capitol News Service as a Production Assistant and Florida State University as Senior Photographer. Her ultimate goal post-college is to pursue a career in documentary film-making. When she is not behind the camera or in front of the microphone, you can find Kaleigh watching anything by Wes Anderson and kite surfing.