DELAWARE, Oh. โ€“ August marks Breastfeeding Awareness Month with World Breastfeeding Week celebrated Aug. 1-7, 2023. This year’s theme centers around the importance of employers supporting their lactating employees. 
To showcase the valuable impact of workplace lactation support, the Delaware Public Health District will be holding a free educational session on Aug. 11 from 11am-1pm at the Delaware County District Library community room located at 84 East Winter Street in Delaware. 
Topics to be covered include the federal laws that require employers to provide accommodations and ways to meet these requirements for a variety of industries. Attending employers will also be eligible for assistance in purchasing items to help improve employee experience pumping at work, including mini fridges, storage bags, pump parts, comfortable chairs and more.
Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Ohio Lactation Consultants Association. Interested attendees are asked to RSVP by email at
In addition, the Health District’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will hosting moms’ playgroups during the month of August. Each event will include lunch, raffle items, and early education tools for your baby.
– Thursday, August 3, 12-1pm at City of Delaware Veterans Park
– Tuesday, August 8, 12-1p at Union County Services Center Board Room
– Wednesday, August 30, 12-1pm at Morrow County Services Building Conference Room

For more information on these playgroup events, contact WIC Peer Helper Sara Bayless at (220) 212-7565. 

Last Updated on August 2, 2023