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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." To read more about laws protecting breastfeeding, click the links below:




Discrimination and Belonging

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

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 Information

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