A breastfeeding and support program offered through Opportunities for Otsego received an award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. According to a press release, The organization’s Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC) received the USDA “Gold Level Loving Support Award of Excellence” joining seven other agencies in New York in obtaining this recognition.

The intent is to provide models and motivate other programs to strengthen their breastfeeding promotion and support – ultimately increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among WIC participants.