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Breast-feeding in Brooklyn pays big bucks

Posted: 1:36 AM, Apr 29, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-29 01:36:30-04

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (PIX11)- The city is looking to hire someone to encourage breast-feeding in Brooklyn.

The salary is a whopping $73,000 a year.

The job would be to manage the program that includes media campaigns, home visits, consultations and recruiting.

According to the New York Post a “Breast-Feeding Empowerment Zone is targeting areas like Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville, to “encourage and support” suckling.

Last year, the health department launched the Latch on NYC Program which encourages breast-feeding by keeping baby formula locked up in hospitals, unless requested.

The program has received a three-year, $1.1 million grant to help fuel the program.