Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The breastfeeding campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hopes to empower women to commit to breastfeeding by highlighting new research showing that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity.

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You can download your own copy of this License to Breastfeed. This was put together by Babytalk Magazine. This month’s issue has a great article about breastfeeding and is also the first national magazine to feature a cover showing a nursing babe. Brava!

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