Local breastfeeding advocates promote practice

Aaron Krause • Aug 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM

To local breastfeeding advocate Pat Fry, breastfeeding is the "way nature intended all these things to happen."

It's also healthier than other methods of feeding babies, said Fry, local leader of the La Leche League of Erie County.

This form of feeding was celebrated across the United States Saturday during the Big Latch On -- America's first synchronized nursing event in multiple locations. Norwalk's event took place at Suhr Park on West Main Street.

(NOTE - To see photos of the event, click HERE.)

About 15 people attended the event, including local mother Kelly Frey, who lived in Europe for almost three years. "Breastfeeding in Europe is a lot more 'mommy friendly,'" Frey said.

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