SUPPORTING NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS MONTH

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Our staff at Cleveland Emergency Hospital (CEH) wore their favorite Tie Dye T-shirt on August 14th to show their support in promoting breastfeeding in hospitals, workplaces, and communities.

Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most babies, as it helps reduce the risk of certain health conditions in both babies and mothers.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age.

The World Health Organization also recommends exclusively breastfeeding up to 6 months with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to 2 years of age or beyond.

Although most infants receive some breastmilk, most are not exclusively breastfeeding or continuing to breastfeed if recommended.

Learn more about the initiatives the CDC is taking to support and promote breastfeeding in Hospitals, Worksites and Communities at the following link:

https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/index.htm

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / CDC

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