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Breast Feeding Information

Breast Feeding Is Very Important For Your Child


"...post-neonatal infant mortality rates in the United States are reduced by 21% in breast-fed infants."

- American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement, 2005

"All major health authorities now recommend that infants receive no other food or drink besides breast milk for the first 6 months of life (“exclusive breastfeeding”), with continued breastfeeding for at least 1 to 2 years of life, with rare exceptions."

- American Public Health Association, Policy Statement, 2007

"The evidence overwhelmingly supports the recommendation for breastfeeding for almost all mothers and babies."

- American Academy of Family Physicians, Position Statement, 2008


Benefits of breastfeeding for baby:

Benefits of breastfeeding for Mommy:

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