Breastfeeding is essential for maternal and child health. Exclusive breastfeeding has been referred to as “The Great Equalizer”, because “it goes a long way toward canceling out health difference between being born into poverty or into affluence.”

Most mothers today initiate breastfeeding in the hospital; however, many will stop breastfeeding within a few days or weeks due to social or community pressures.

A Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community is a healthier, more welcoming community for all families.