Breastfeeding

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding (also referred to as chestfeeding and bodyfeeding) supports good health for kids and breastfeeding parents. The World Health Organization and American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend that babies be exclusively fed human milk for the first six months, and that feeding continue for at least one year in combination with other age-appropriate foods. Policies that support breastfeeding include right-to-breastfeed laws, and protections for incarcerated mothers and pregnant people. Organizational and worksite laws and policies can also be supportive, providing paid family leave, paid pumping breaks, appropriate lactation spaces, and permission for parents to bring their babies to work.