Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2020

This year, World Breastfeeding Week is focusing on the impact of breastfeeding on the environment and the importance of taking action to protect, promote and support breastfeeding for the health of the planet and its people. Breastfeeding is a prime example of the deep connection between human health and natures ecosystems. Not only are the benefits of breast milk significant for infants, it is also significant for the planet. Breast milk is natural, renewable, and environmentally friendly. Breastfeeding creates less waste for landfills, and it uses less energy than the production of formula. By supporting breastfeeding, you are also helping create a healthier planet. 

Maternal and Family Health Services promotes breastfeeding as the most perfect infant food and encourages new mothers to choose breastfeeding if possible. Breast milk has proven to have significant advantages for new mothers as well as infants. The MFHS WIC Nutrition Program offers valuable information and resources for breastfeeding mothers. WIC staff cover topics such as the advantages of breastfeeding for mother and baby, how to breastfeed, helpful hints, problem solving techniques and referrals for further help. For moms who are interested in breastfeeding, or need more support please call us and our staff will be able to help!