Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - Activate Allen County and Allen County Public Health recently recognized twenty-four local businesses for their efforts to become Allen County’s first Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces.

Some of the businesses included OSU Lima- the city of Lima- Saint Rita’s Medical Center and the Allen County Health Department.

Kayla Monfort with Activate Allen County thanked the businesses for being breastfeeding friendly workplaces.

The announcement coincided with World Breastfeeding Week- a recognition that promotion of breastfeeding is an important step in creating healthy children and communities.