Health Care

Wichita receives breastfeeding award; celebration planned Tuesday

Wichita received a designation as a “Community Supporting Breastfeeding” designation.

To celebrate, the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition and Wichita Area Breastfeeding Coalition will host an event 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute, 238 N. Mead.

The breastfeeding designation requires each community to have a minimum number of businesses that allow breastfeeding by customers and employees and early child education providers that support breastfeeding, as well as other qualifications.

The designation is intended to build breastfeeding support across various sectors.

To attend the event, RSVP to Cara Gerhardt at 913-707-6533 or

Gabriella Dunn: 316-268-6400, @gabriella_dunn