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Contest brings awareness to public breastfeeding

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Oct 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-04 13:17:34-04

It is safe to say Cold Spring did not win a recent international competition to see which site could gather the most moms breastfeeding their babies at the same time.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports only three mothers showed up for Northern Kentucky's Breastfeeding Challenge on Saturday morning. But organizers said winning wasn't the point.

Nancy Merk, of the Northern Kentucky Health Department, said the event was a fun way to celebrate breastfeeding moms and to bring awareness to breastfeeding.

Alison Montoya spoke at the event to share her concerns as a first-time mother. She said she still feels uncomfortable breastfeeding in public because it is frowned upon.

Kentucky is consistently in the bottom 10 ranking of states with the lowest percentage of breastfeeding moms.