breastfeeding

Breastfeeding – Empowering Women

Department of Health Offers Several Initiatives to Empower Women Who Breastfeed In the United States and Canada, August is National Breastfeeding Month. Doctors recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least six (6) months for the optimal health of a mother and her child. The Niagara County Department of Health offers several ongoing initiatives to increase the duration and exclusivity of breastfe... »

Breastfeeding Benefits

  Breastfeeding has benefits for both infants and mothers, both in the short-term and the long-term alike, according to Ohio University’s Ilana Chertok, who added that the World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for babies up to six months of age and continued breastfeeding (along with appropriate complimentary meals) for up to two years or beyond. Exclusive breastfeeding... »

DOH Provides Breastfeeding Friendly Designation to Businesses and Daycare Centers

Department of Health Provides Breastfeeding Friendly Designation to Businesses and Day Care Providers in Honor of National Breastfeeding Month In the United States and Canada, August is National Breastfeeding Month. The Niagara County Department of Health is providing Breastfeeding Friendly Designation to businesses and child care providers that meet the Lactation Program minimum requirements. Ret... »