August is National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month

TYLER (KYTX)-August is national breastfeeding month and one Tyler mom is aiming to make the community more comfortable with breastfeeding in public.

Erin Menard has been breastfeeding in public for 2 years.

To show how Tyler moms support breastfeeding, she hosted the Big Latch On event this past Saturday.

35 women breast fed their child for one minute inside of Luby's in Tyler.

Menard says breastfeeding is natural and women should feel comfortable doing it everywhere.

"Its a way to show women who may not feel comfortable nursing in public to show them it's ok," Menard said. "There are other women out there nursing in public who take care of their children, who are able to go to restaurants and parks and not feel like they have to stay home all the time just because they are breastfeeding."

National breastfeeding month is sponsored by the United States Breastfeeding Committee.



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