Resources for Parents, Professionals, and Advocates
Breastmilk provides the best nutritional start for children’s health. It is not just a source of food, but has many immunologic properties that protect a child from illness and provide a foundation for good heath for their entire lives. At the same time, breastfeeding confers enormous health benefits to the mother. To read more about the specific health impact of breastmilk and breastfeeding, click here. But breastfeeding cannot be a concern only of breastfeeding mothers. It takes a community to support all women to breastfeed their child as long as they choose to do so.
Breastfeeding in Public
North Carolina law protects a mother’s right to breastfeed “in any public or private location where she is otherwise authorized to be."
Breastfeeding in the Workplace
There are both federal and state regulations to protect your right to continue breastfeeding after returning to work. Read about these regulations, workplace award programs and outside resources for additional support.
There’s a lot to learn about breastfeeding. Explore these educational materials about common topics:
Pumping tips from La Leche League
Pumping tips from What to Expect
Human Milk Storage
If you have experienced unfair treatment or discrimination due to breastfeeding, or if you have been treated with kindness and would like to share your experience, please email the NCBC chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.