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Breastfeeding saves lives!
• Human milk contains antibodies that fight infection, including respiratory infections, like influenza.
• Human milk provides infants with perfect nutrition, including the proper amount of vitamins and minerals required for normal growth.
• Breastfeeding releases hormones that lower stress and anxiety in both babies and mothers.
Breastfeeding is a proven primary prevention strategy.
Now, more than ever, it is critical that we ensure families have the support they need to succeed.
From the United States Breastfeeding Committee:
We are thinking of the health and wellness of our extended community of supporters during this unprecedented time.
As communities around the nation respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, we wanted to be sure to keep key resources on infant feeding and COVID-19 at your fingertips.
Accurate and timely information about preventing and treating COVID-19 is essential to overcoming this global epidemic. Please share these free, online resources widely with individuals and organizations in your network.
Resources for Families:
Resources for Health Care Providers:
Resources for Public Health Workforce and Advocates:
The USBC is closely monitoring the situation. Please visit our "Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies, including COVID-19*" webpage for additional resources and stay tuned on email and social media for updates and action opportunities to help minimize the impact of this virus.
Thank you for all you do,
~ the USBC Team