Breast is Best: WNC celebrates breastfeeding Aug. 1-7

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Maggie Shackelford
Public health experts and elected leaders agree: Breastfeeding through the first year of life provides a range of health benefits for babies and mothers. But does a stigma against nursing in public persist in Asheville and Buncombe County?





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