FOX4: Saint Luke’s East Hospital holds fifth annual breastfeeding parade

July 30, 2019

Saint Luke's East Hospital held its fifth annual breastfeeding parade in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week.

The event, which was sponsored by the hospital's Lactation Support group, had a large turnout to raise awareness for the benefits to both mother and baby. 

FOX4 talked to Marji Stark, a lactation consultant at Saint Luke's East, about the wide range of these health benefits.

"As far as moms, it reduces their risk of heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, different female cancers," Marji said.

As for babies, breastmilk also reduces the risk of childhood cancers, stomach problems, digestive issues, and ear infections.

Watch the full story below.

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