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Duncan hosts annual breastfeeding celebration

DUNCAN, Okla._The third annual community breastfeeding celebration kicked off in Duncan's Fuqua Park Wednesday morning.

It was all about raising awareness and providing new mothers and mothers-to-be with resources to reach their breastfeeding goals. The event was hosted by the La Leche League of Duncan with help from several local agencies and health care providers. Expectant mother Meredith Dell says it means a lot to have the community's support.

"I feel like a lot of moms are scared to breastfeed in public, but to know that so many people support her in her local area. I think that's very important," Dell said.

Dell says she was most interested in learning about extended breastfeeding, which La Leche League leader Stephanie Dresser says is one thing they really wanted to stress at this year's event.

"Wanting moms to breastfeed longer because we know that babies that are breastfed are healthier," Dresser said.

Dresser says it makes moms healthier too.

If you're interested in learning more about the benefits of breastfeeding, you're encouraged to check out the La Leche League's website.

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