WIC Photo Contest Winners


In recognition and celebration of World Breastfeeding Week and Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August, MN WIC would like to acknowledge winners of the first Breastfeeding: Anytime, Anywhere photo contest. WIC participants, staff and their friends and families were invited to submit photos along with comments to help convey the messages about the importance and normalcy of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is the norm with about 80% of Minnesota mothers initiating breastfeeding at birth. Photos of breastfeeding mothers and babies and of breastfed children and infants were submitted along with numerous comments by proud parents and relatives who expressed their commitment, support and humor about their experience. One contest participant wrote:

"…I feel very lucky to be a part of the WIC program. There is now a lot of healthy, protein-rich food in our house, and a great deal less stress now that we’re a part of WIC. The support of my family and the WIC program have made this a really positive breastfeeding experience. I worried about breastfeeding twins before they were born, but I’ve found out that it’s a snap. With the right support, anything is easy. Thank you!"

WIC thanks those who submitted their personal pictures and we hope you enjoy these photos. We can make breastfeeding easier for mothers and babies by promoting and supporting mothers to feed anytime, anywhere.

First Place

Breastmilk: Nature's Best for your Baby

Mom breastfeeding infant on dock with other children

 


Second Place

Breastfeeding on a stick!

Mom breastfeeding infant at fair while holding corndog in other hand

 


Third Place

Skin to skin with daddy.

infant laying on dad's bare chest