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The Decision to Breastfeed is Yours

Take your POWER back.

Age, income, skin color, breast size, gender identitiy and physical capability do not matter.

You CAN breastfeed! And we are here to HELP.

Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom

Breastfeeding can reduce risks for:

  • breast cancer
  • ovarian cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes

Women who breastfed were:

  • 14% less likely to develop heart disease
  • 12% less likely to have strokes
  • 7% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease

Breastfeeding Benefits for Baby

Infants who are breastfed have reduced risks of:

  • Asthma
  • Obesity
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Severe lower respiratory disease
  • Ear infections
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Gastrointestinal infections (diarrhea/vomiting)
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) for preterm infants

Need HELP? Get HELP!

Find lactation support in your area

North Carolina Breastfeeding Resources by County