Breastfeeding for a Head Start

woman breastfeeding a baby

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. There are many materials to help you learn about the reasons for breastfeeding and share them with families:

Resources for Staff:


Resources for Staff and Families:


Breastfeeding is recommended for almost every baby, but there are some rare cases when families should not breastfeed. 


Guide to Online Breastfeeding Resources

 

Breastfeeding for a Head Start

Breastfeeding for a Head Start

The Important Role of Staff in Breastfeeding Education and Support

The Important Role of Staff in Breastfeeding Education and Support

Creating a Breastfeeding Welcoming Program

Creating a Breastfeeding Welcoming Program

Promoting Breastfeeding and Addressing Challenges

Promoting Breastfeeding and Addressing Challenges

Involving the Whole Family

Involving the Whole Family

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Planning for Birth

Supporting Families After the Birth

Supporting Families After the Birth

Last Reviewed: June 2014

Last Updated: January 28, 2015