Resources For Parents

Breastmilk provides the best nutritional start for our 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.

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IMPORTANT: The content of the NCBC site, such as text, graphics, images, and other material are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, certified lactation consultant, or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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