August is National Breastfeeding Month

Updated August 1, 2023

Deciding whether to breastfeed is a very personal decision. It is based on lifestyle, desire, and health of the mother and baby. A mother may plan to breastfeed but not be able to or it may be too stressful. It is important to speak to a doctor or breastfeeding expert about breastfeeding. –

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)
Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Achieving Breastfeeding Equity
Breastfeeding Takes a Village and Too Often Black Women Don’t Have One
Closing the Breastfeeding Disparity Gap for Hispanic Women: Methods for Improvement
Applying an Equity Lens to Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding Efforts

Breast-feeding: General Information – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
ABCs of Breast-feeding – Stanford Medicine
Breast-feeding vs. formula-feeding: What’s best? – Mayo Clinic
World Breastfeeding Week Aug 1 – 7, 2023 – World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2023 – Milkology®
National Breastfeeding Month – US Breastfeeding Committee

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Breastfeeding Benefits Both Baby and Mom

National Breastfeeding Month – American Society for Nutrition
Breastfeeding – World Health Organization (WHO)
Chest/Breastfeeding – National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
The New York City Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding PDF – NYC Health
Breastfeeding Assistance –
Workplace Lactation Laws | New York – Pregnant at Work
National Breastfeeding Day in Flushing Meadows Corona Park August 12, 2023 Registration – Supporting Our Mothers Initiative