Breastfeeding Action Kit

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of an infant's life has many short- and long-term health benefits for babies and mothers, including a reduction in infectious diseases and mortality during infancy, improved bonding, and maternal postpartum weight loss. Despite these benefits, relatively few women breastfeed for the recommended time period. In NewYork City, nearly 85% of postpartum women initiate breastfeeding, but at 2 months only 32% are still exclusively feeding their infant breast milk.

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