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Times of India
01 August 2011
Gurgaon, India

In the first week of August, Haryana will be participating in World Breast Feeding Week, a week-long campaign to spread awareness about and promote breast-feeding of children in the state.

The event which begins on August 1 and lasts seven days, will be taking place in different districts of the state, and will be specially focused on creating awareness in various villages of Haryana.

"The objectives of this year World Breast Feeding Week were to launch a campaign for creating a breastfeeding friendly environment and reaching out to people, especially the youth with information on breastfeeding," said a spokesman of Women and Child Development Department.

The organizers aim to advocate for community and family support to help enhance breast-feeding, and protect the children against manufactured baby food.

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