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Anyone can be a superhero!

August 6, 2019

World Breastfeeding
National Breastfeeding Month

 



Celebrate World Breatfeeding Month

Protect your right to breastfeed!

Anyone can be a superhero. Colorado laws allow breastfeeding in public. Employers in Colorado are required to provide private space, not a toilet stall, and break time to pump or breastfeed. #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

Talk to your employer and child care provider. Tell them of your plans to breastfeed and your needs to pump. Protect your right to breastfeed! Provide them with the Colorado toolkits and resources. Remember the laws that support breastfeeding. #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

Promote breastfeeding!

Anyone can be a superhero. Arm yourself with information. Learn about breastfeeding. Share it with others. Make breastfeeding the norm. #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

Pregnant? Find out if your hospital is designated as Baby-Friendly. A Baby-Friendly certified hospital must meet guidelines that support breastfeeding and have improved health outcomes for moms and babies. Baby-Friendly hospitals provide the best start for your baby and the best support for families. For more information visit www.BabyFriendlyUSA.org. #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

Support breastfeeding! 

Anyone can be a superhero. Build your support team. Ask for help. Get help from family, friends, WIC, health care providers, lactation consultants, coworkers and support groups. #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

Health benefits

Did you know breastfeeding improves moms’ health by reducing the risk of:

·       Breast and ovarian cancers.

·       Heart disease.

·       Diabetes.

·       Rheumatoid Arthritis.

·       Weak bones and breaks.

To receive the most health benefits, breastfeed for at least one year. #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

 

Did you know breastfeeding improves babies’ health by reducing the risk of:

·       SIDS.

·       Respiratory tract and ear infections.

·       Diarrhea and other stomach problems.

·       Childhood obesity.

·       Leukemia and childhood cancers.

·       Asthma, allergies and eczema.

To receive the most health benefits, breastfeed for at least one year. #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

Give yourself and your baby all the benefits of breastfeeding. Any breastfeeding provides health benefits to both moms and babies! Doctors recommend feeding your baby only breast milk for the first 6 months to receive the most benefits. #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

Breastfeeding longer has benefits that last a lifetime. It is recommended that babies continue to receive breast milk at least until the baby is 1 year old. Moms should continue to breastfeed as long as they and baby wish thereafter. #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

Well-Being

Breastfeeding helps moms and babies bond and can increase mom’s confidence. Breastfeeding also helps moms make connections with family, friends, WIC and other moms. #YouAreEnough #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

 

Breastfeeding gives moms peace of mind. Breast milk is always available! No need to worry about properly mixing formula, ensuring it is the right temperature or checking expiration dates or recalls. #BreastfeedingPeaceOfMind #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

 

A Bright Future

Breast milk is good for the environment! Its production does not harm the environment and fewer bottles and cans end up in the landfill. #GoGreenAndBreastfeed #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

Breastfed babies are sick less often which lowers health care costs and reduces the number of sick days for parents. #BreastfeedingBenefitsThatLast #COHealthyKids #WBW2019 #COBreastfeeds

 


 
Posted by Heather Knott, RN-IBCLC and Childbirth Educator
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