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.

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”. To read more about laws protecting breastfeeding, visit our page on Breastfeeding Laws and Regulations. Other Resources:

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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.

Breastfeeding FAQ

There’s a lot to learn about breastfeeding. Explore our educational materials to learn more common topics such as milk storage, breastfeeding during illness, a prenatal guide to breastfeeding and tips for returning to work.


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

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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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