Breastfeeding is nature’s health plan

Breastfeeding is the principal source of nutrition
for infants. However, the role of breastfeeding in maternal and
infant survival and health extends beyond nutrition.
Breastfeeding plays a key role in extensive infant
defenses against infectious and environmental threats, and in
maternal health.
Nationally, associations among state-level racial
disparities in poverty, resources for families, breastfeeding, and
infant survival suggest potential population-level impacts of
increasing breastfeeding in elimination of disparities

MomNBaby Hospital Perspectives

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to recognize hospitals that offer an optimal level of care for mothers and their babies. Baby-Friendly hospitals educate mothers on the importance of breastfeeding, provide outstanding maternity care, and achieve excellent infant feeding outcomes and mother/baby bonding.

Maternal & Child Health

Breastfeeding, as an optimal and immune-building source of infant nutrition, preventive strategy for infant mortality, and deterrent of childhood obesity is an MCH priority. It requires support at the individual, community, institutional, and policy levels. 

Home Matters” that Support Breast Feeding

One’s environment plays a key role in success with breastfeeding. Feeling at ease and at home are key factors that support breast feeding success and
Wherever you are, at home, work, or beyond, there are ways to create a space that fosters breastfeeding success.
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