Breastfeeding Matters

Everyone benefits from breastfeeding: you, your baby, and your family!
Breastfeeding takes a team!

Breastfeeding matters because…

  • Breast milk is convenient, always the right temperature and available anytime.
  • Breast milk provides optimal nutrition for human infants.
  • Breastfeeding is free and environmentally friendly.
  • Breastfeeding promotes bonding between you and your baby.
  • Breastfeeding satisfies both your and your baby’s emotional needs.
  • Breastfeeding builds healthy eating habits and relationships for life.
  • Breastfeeding reduces health care costs for the family and society.

Breastfeeding is important for you and your baby.
For the first 6 months, your baby only needs Breastmilk.

Breastfeeding matters to your baby, because breastfeeding…

  • Provides the optimal food for human infants.
  • Gives your baby a healthy start in life.
  • Promotes healthy brain development.
  • Decreases the risk of ear, chest and stomach infections.
  • Prevents diarrhea.
  • Decreases the risk of digestive diseases such as Crohn’s disease.
  • Decreases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Decreases the risk of obesity.
  • Promotes proper jaw and tooth development.
  • Promotes bonding, trust and attachment