Infants and Vaccines: Answering Parents’ Questions

Vaccines, also called immunizations, are a safe and effective way to protect children from many common diseases. If parents delay or avoid child vaccinations, they can put their child and others at risk for potentially dangerous diseases.

Breastfeeding for a Head Start

Breastfeeding gives children a true head start! The American Academy of Pediatrics calls breastfeeding "a baby's first immunization." But that's not all. Breastfeeding offers babies exactly what they need for a healthy, sound developmental start. In addition, it is good for mothers, and it supports relationships between mothers and newborns.

Mumps Vaccine: Preventable Diseases Infographic

Check out the infographic below to learn why the best way to protect against mumps is to get the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Doctors recommend that all children get the MMR vaccine to be protected from these three potentially serious diseases.