Join the Conversation on Breastfeeding - World Breastfeeding Week


Uploaded by WomensHealthgov on 29.07.2011

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Simply talking to a pregnant woman about the benefits of breastfeeding can inspire her to be successful.
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Really listening when a new mom has concerns about breastfeeding can give her the courage to continue.
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Giving employees the time, space and support to be successful at breastfeeding cuts absenteeism and can help recruit and retain good people.
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Breast milk is perfect nutrition and it costs far less than the $1500 that formula and feeding supplies can cost in a year.
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Moms who breastfeed have reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and postpartum depression.
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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.
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The Office on Women's Health invites you to join them in the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. August 1-7, 2011.
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Join the conversation about breastfeeding. For advice, support, materials and resources: Call the National Breastfeeding Helpline 800-994-9662. Visit us online at http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding