Breastfeed: Give the Gift of a Lifetime to Your Baby

The Gift

The gift of:

  • Feeling safe and loved;
  • Fewer doctor visits for illness and allergies;
  • Doing better in school;
  • A better chance for a healthy adult weight; and
  • A lower risk of cancer and diabetes.

The First 30 Days

The first 30 days of breastfeeding are the most important because this is the time when:

  • You and your baby ger to know each other;
  • Your baby gets off to a good start;
  • Your body learns to make enough milk; and
  • Your baby learns to nurse well.

For Help

For help with giving this gift to you baby, ask:

  • WIC Staff;
  • WIC Peer Counselors;
  • WIC Breastfeeding Consultants;
  • La Leche League;
  • Friends and family who support breastfeeding; and
  • Your baby's doctor.

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