Breastfeeding benefits both mother and child

Alabama ranks in the bottom three in the United States for breastfeeding initiation and continuation. Breastfeeding allows many health benefits for both a child and mother.

To encourage more breastfeeding families, Alabama Extension’s Human Sciences unit has partnered with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Partnership for Children and also the Alabama Breastfeeding Committee to launch the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification.

Alabama Extension will lead the implementation of this initiative, which is available to all childcare providers/day care providers. This new, s...

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