As part of National Breastfeeding Month, NET Health is putting on events across the East Texas region.

Breastfed babies have a lower risk of stomach problems, infections, and being hospitalized for pneumonia and meningitis, according to NET Health. Breastfed babies also have lower risk of childhood leukemia as well as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension later in life.

NET Health WIC (Women, Infants and Children) has held four clinics in East Texas so far to celebrate this month, and there are eight more planned throughout August.

The upcoming event dates and locations are as follows:

Monday, Aug. 13

Canton WIC Clinic from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Tyler WIC Clinic at 225 E. Amherst Drive from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 17

Atlanta WIC Clinic from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sulphur Springs WIC Clinic from 1-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Athens WIC Clinic from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Carthage WIC Clinic from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Marshall WIC Clinic from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Henderson WIC Clinic from 1-3 p.m.

For more information, contact Tecora Smith, NET Health WIC Director, at 903-593-8331. Learn the location of your nearest WIC clinic by visiting the main page of


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