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Sustaining Breastfeeding Together…in the Bay State!

Sustaining Breastfeeding Together…in the Bay State! posted on Aug 1

It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and Massachusetts has a lot to celebrate!  This year’s theme is sustainability and the importance of partnerships in promoting breastfeeding.  So this month, in particular, I am inspired by how our state has come together for a shared goal: to give   …Continue Reading Sustaining Breastfeeding Together…in the Bay State!

Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month!

Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month! posted on Aug 15

National Breastfeeding Month is here, and Massachusetts is joining the celebration—   Governor Baker has proclaimed August 2016 Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month!  Promoting and supporting breastfeeding is a key priority for health care providers and the Department of Public Health.  Breastfeeding protects against infection, promotes a healthy   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month!

It's World Breastfeeding Week!

It’s World Breastfeeding Week! posted on Aug 5

Most women agree that breastfeeding is the best way to feed a baby. Although breastfeeding becomes easier with experience, many women find it challenging in the first weeks. Guidance and support are so important. Many generations ago, women had their mothers, sisters and aunts close   …Continue Reading It’s World Breastfeeding Week!