Nutrition and Physical Activity Site-Specific Resources:
Listed below are information and references to address breastfeeding
in a variety of settings. Breastfeeding is one of the most important contributors to infant
health. Breastfeeding provides a range of benefits for the infant’s
growth, immunity, and development. In addition, breastfeeding improves
maternal health and contributes economic benefits to the family, health
care system, and workplace.
All external hyperlinks are provided for your information
and for the benefit of the general public. The Department of Health
Services does not testify to, sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the
information provided on externally linked pages.
Despite the many benefits of breastfeeding, the rates of breastfeeding
in the United States are low, especially at 6 months postpartum.
Creating a breastfeeding friendly environment in many settings will
influence breastfeeding rates.
For additional general information about breastfeeding, visit the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website (exit DHS).
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August 19, 2014