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Breastfeeding Challenge

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Several moms want others to know how important breastfeeding can be for their babies' health.

They were out at the Downtown farmers market this morning for the International Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge, hoping to set a record for breastfeeding the most children at the same time.

Organizers say the rain may have affected turnout, but years past have had as many as 200 moms taking part.

They say the moms who come out understand the health benefits of breastfeeding but they hope to pass that on to the rest of the community.

Gail Gresham is with Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition.

"We still have people that don't want to see it in public, and it's Texas law. So we want to get the message out there that it's okay to breastfeed, it's normal."

According to Quintessence's web site, more than 3 million babies were breast fed across the world as part of this event.

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