Clark County Agricultural Society Passes Breastfeeding Policy for the Fair

Clark County Agricultural Society Passes Breastfeeding Policy for the Fair

Springfield, Ohio – At this year’s Clark County Fair, nursing mothers and their babies can expect a new breastfeeding friendly policy! The Clark County Agricultural Society, the Clark County Combined Health District and the 2018-2019 Clark County Fair Queen Emma Hardacre are excited to announce a collaboration to make breastfeeding at the fair easier and more comfortable for families. The Clark County Fair is being held July 19 – July 26, 2019. 
 
In Ohio, nearly 75% of mothers breastfeed their babies. Breastfeeding is a normal way to feed a baby, and it provides many health benefits to both infant and mother. Because breastfeeding mothers need ongoing support to provide their milk for their babies, the Clark County Agricultural Society is showing their support by passing the following policy: 
 
Breastfeeding mothers shall be provided a place to breastfeed or express their milk.  Breastfeeding mothers, including society members, vendors and fair patrons can expect a clean and private place to breastfeed their babies or express milk at the Clark County Fair.
 
 A breastfeeding room will available in the Annex for breastfeeding mothers to use for the entirety of the fair. The private space will include rocking chairs, a changing table, and a handwashing station. 
  
Additionally, the Clark County Agricultural Society will provide information on breastfeeding, including the location of private breastfeeding areas, positive promotion of breastfeeding and announcements regarding breastfeeding for the duration of the Clark County Fair. 
 
Please join the Clark County Agricultural Society, the 2018-2019 Clark County Fair Queen Emma Hardacre and the Clark County Combined Health District as we work together to increase support for breastfeeding mothers.