Breastfeeding reduces risks such as: breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Type 2 diabetes and postpartum depression. Babies who are breastfed reduce their risk of: obesity, lower respiratory infections; Type 2 diabetes; asthma and; SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Breastfeeding also offers health benefits to mothers, including a lower risk of: breast and ovarian cancer; Type 2 diabetes and; high blood pressure.
Breastfeeding Resources, Support and Information
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) plays an important role in the overall health of our community. One of the important ways WIC increases the health of our community is through their work with breastfeeding mothers to provide support and education. ECDHD's WIC staff has a variety of resources available to help you successfully breastfeed. They can be reached at (402) 564-9931. Or visit our webpage for more information. WIC is also on Instagram at wic_ecdhd.
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