The community supports families in many ways!

It is a difficult time with pressing challenges for communities to support families, and we may wonder how international events intersect with the protection, promotion, and support of breast/chestfeeding.  It often is an underrepresented health equity issue in support of families. The health inequities around breast/chestfeeding continue to compromise the optimal growth and development of children and their families.

Breast/chestfeeding is essential for maternal and child health. We recognize that it is “The Great Equalizer,” impacting health equity outcomes at all ages and stages of life. Parents today initiate breast/chestfeeding in the hospital; however, many will stop within a few days or weeks due to social or community pressures. A Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community helps to remove social and community pressures to create a healthier, more welcoming community for families.