Why it Matters?

According to the CDC, infants who are breastfed have reduced risks of:

  • Asthma.
  • Obesity.
  • Type 1 diabetes.
  • Severe lower respiratory disease.
  • Acute otitis media (ear infections).
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Gastrointestinal infections (diarrhea/vomiting).
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) for preterm infants

Breastfeeding can help lower a mother’s risk of:

  • High blood pressure.
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Ovarian cancer.
  • Breast cancer.

A recent study “of a large cohort of approximately 10 million U.S. infants born during 2016−2018 found a strong association between breastfeeding initiation and reduced post-perinatal infant mortality across all 7 geographic regions and for most individual states. Addressing breastfeeding disparities may improve the health of mothers and their babies and help to reduce adverse outcomes.” CLICK HERE for more details.


Proper Storage and Preparation

How to Keep Your Breast Pump Clean

How to Clean, Sanitize, and Store Infant Feeding Items

Michigan Breastfeeding Network

Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association

The Lactation Network