August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
8/25/2021 • Posted by Fidelis Care


There are many healthy benefits that come with breastfeeding, which can provide a baby with the best nutrition to help support their growth and development.

How does breastfeeding benefit babies?

  • It helps protect babies against infections
  • It helps develop babies’ digestive systems 
  • Babies receive the right nutrients for healthy growth 

 Breast milk contains a perfect balance of nutrients and antibodies to protect babies from disease and help them thrive.


Who can you speak to about breastfeeding?

  • Your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or OB/GYN
  • A nurse or lactation consultant 
  • A family member or friend with breastfeeding experience


The more information you receive about breastfeeding, the better.

  • Get information from your Primary Care Provider or OB/GYN at your next appointment.
  • Check for upcoming breastfeeding classes at your local hospital or birthing center.
  • Tips from family members or friends can bolster the support from your health care team.


For more information, visit the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee's (USBC) website, or follow a link below for specific resource information.


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