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Merced mothers recognized for commitment to breast-feeding
Sacramento Bee

The Merced County Breastfeeding Coalition recognized 29 mothers who have made the commitment to breast-feeding during its first lactation graduation on Tuesday.

The awards and luncheon event was held in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated Aug. 1-7.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breast-feeding is the optimal source of nutrition through the first year of life. Experts recommend exclusively breast-feeding for the first six months and continued breast-feeding for at least the first year while solid foods are introduced.