October is Breastfeeding Awareness Month (OWH Guide)

A woman holding a baby in her arms.

Your Guide to Breastfeeding

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is raising awareness of the importance of breastfeeding to help mothers give their babies the best start possible in life. In addition to this guide, OWH offers online content at www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding and www.womenshealth.gov/itsonlynatural.

Through its Supporting Nursing Moms at Work site, OWH helps businesses support nursing mothers with cost-effective tips and time and space solutions, listed by industry. Learn more at https://www.womenshealth.gov/supporting-nursing-momswork. OWH also partners with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau to educate employers about the needs of breastfeeding mothers via The Business Case for Breastfeeding.

Download the guide here, or click the slides below to read page by page.



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