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WHEREAS, breastfeeding is recommended by the United States Surgeon General and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health; and

WHEREAS, breastfeeding is recognized by major medical organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Dietetic Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United Nations International Children's' Emergency Fund, and the World Health Organization as the preferred method of infant feeding, and support breastfeeding throughout the early years of life; and

WHEREAS, the United States Breastfeeding Committee declares August National Breastfeeding Awareness month to promote continuity of care for families each step of their infant feeding journey; and

WHEREAS, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action is dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide and celebrates World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7th for the health, well-being, and survival of women, children, and nations; and

WHEREAS, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action is dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide and celebrates World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7th for the health, well-being, and survival of women, children, and nations; and

WHEREAS, human milk is easily digested and contains antibodies passed from the mother to the infant and help protect against illness and allergies; and

WHEREAS, human milk is a safe infant feeding choice during the COVID-19 pandemic and contains antibodies passed from mother to infant which protect against infection from COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, breastfeeding promotes healthier mothers, infants, and children, and benefits society through lower health care costs, improved health, a more stable workforce, and less waste; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada supports continued research and education to promote breastfeeding as a high priority to improve the health of infants, children, and women in our State;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of August, 2021, as

BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 15th day of July, 2021

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