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 which also can be shared with families:
Resources for Staff:
Resources for Staff and Families:
- Breastfeeding: Why Not Give It a Try?
- Breastfeeding – Best For Baby. Best For Mom
- Breastfeeding Focus Areas: Diabetes and Obesity
Breastfeeding is recommended for almost every baby, but there are some rare cases when families should not breastfeed.