OSWEGO, NY – Michaela Smith, a peer specialist with OCO’s WIC program, (right) assists Stevie Smith with sewing a double-ring sling for securely carrying a newborn or toddler.
The activity was part of a baby shower for expectant mothers in the community.
Sponsored by Oswego County Opportunities’ OPTIONS and WIC programs, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Oswego County Breastfeeding Coalition, Mother Earth Baby and Oswego Hospital, the event featured presentations on the expectations of motherhood and the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as education and discussion regarding nutrition throughout pregnancy and while breastfeeding and what to expect while in the hospital for delivery.
For more information on the services offered through OCO’s WIC and OPTIONS programs, visit their respective offices.
WIC is located in the OCO Oswego Health Center, 10 George St. in Oswego and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., or call 315-343-1311 toll free 1-888-730-3803; OPTIONS is located in Midtown Plaza, 18 E. Cayuga St, Oswego and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., call them at (315) 342-7532.