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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a good choice for the whole family. It is the natural way to give your baby the best start in life. It is also a skill you have to learn.

The links below provide some basic breastfeeding information. For more details, talk to your obstetrician or pediatrician, a lactation consultant, a nurse, nutritionist or other health professional and other women who have breastfed.


On March 28, 2006, the Kentucky General Assembly passed Senate Bill 106, which gives mothers the right to breastfeed or express breastmilk in any location, public or private.

Breastfeeding Newsletter

How the WIC Program Supports Breastfeeding

WIC promotes, supports and encourages mothers to breastfeed their babies as it has been shown to provide many health, nutrition, and emotional benefits to both mothers and babies.  Currently, more than half of the nation’s infants are on WIC.  The National WIC Association (NWA) created the infographic: How the WIC Program supports Breastfeeding to emphasize WIC’s role in improving the nation’s breastfeeding rates.

 

Breastfeeding Initiation by Mother's County of Residence, Birth Certificate Data
   

 


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