Breastfeeding provides health benefits for infants and mothers.

About breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and human milk are the normative standards for infant feeding and nutrition. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for approximately 6 months after birth and continued breastfeeding, along with appropriate complementary foods, for as long as mutually desired by mother and child for 2 years or beyond.



Idaho resources

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

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for women, infants and children. The Idaho WIC program knows that your family’s health

The Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition is a statewide organization established to unite advocates for breastfeeding familes.
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