Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding satisfies a newborn baby's need for warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence.

About breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most infants. It can also reduce the risk for certain health conditions for both infants and mothers. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for about the first 6 months with continued breastfeeding while introducing appropriate complementary foods for 1 year or longer.

 

 

mother breastfeeding baby
Events
International Lactation Consultant Association Conferences and Worldwide Education

Idaho resources

EXTERNAL RESOURCES
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.
Overview

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children. 

A woman sits outside breastfeeding an infant
A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.
Grantly Dick-Read
Physician