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August is National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and World Breastfeeding Week is observed from August 1 – 7. This year’s theme, This is Our Why, helps shine a light on why this work is essential and centers the conversation on the babies and families who need our support. Join El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) and organizations nationwide as we celebrate mothers and lactating parents everywhere to protect, promote and support breastfeeding and human milk feeding for the 13th annual National Breastfeeding Month this August.

It’s never too early to start preparing if you’re considering breastfeeding. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) encourages new moms and moms-to-be to attend a breastfeeding class, connect with a WIC educator, and access their support system to help them choose the best feeding options for their family and create a positive feeding experience. Breastfeeding can be a great choice for many families, as it can increase bonding, offer excellent nutrition, improve digestion, lower the risk of certain infections and diseases, and it is cost-effective and convenient for some parents.

Caring for your little one is no small task, and this year’s theme serves as a reminder to talk with your health care provider or WIC (Women, Infants & Children) educator about the best options for you and your baby to create a positive feeding experience. Whether you breastfeed, bottle feed, formula feed, or a combination of everything, parents and parents-to-be can find WIC support and resources through EPCPH to reach their breastfeeding goals.

Support and resources through EPCPH WIC:

  • WIC Breast Pumps
  • WIC Breastfeeding Classes
  • WIC Breastfeeding Help
  • WIC Breastfeeding Support
  • WIC Mom to Mom Breastfeeding
  • WIC Español