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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most infants. It can also reduce the risk for some short and long-term health conditions for both infants and mothers.

Only 1 in 4 infants is exclusively breastfed as recommended by the time they are 6 months old.

Low rates of breastfeeding add more than $3 billion a year to medical costs for the mother and child in the United States.
Black infants are 21% less likely to have ever been breastfed than white infants.

Douglas County Health Department, in partnership with the Sarpy-Cass Health Department have formed a regional Breastfeeding Coalition that is working to increase supports for breastfeeding mothers and their families.

Capacity building for supports are focused on healthcare settings (hospitals, healthcare provider offices and clinics) as well as work sites and school environments. The Coalition is also working to build one-on-one supports for breastfeeding mothers within all these environments through the training and supports of Community Breastfeeding Educators (CBEs), Peer Supports for WIC moms and Certified Lactation Counselors and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.

If you would like to learn more about the work of the Douglas/Sarpy County Breastfeeding Coalition please visit our website at:


We welcome anyone interested in joining in our efforts to build supports for our breastfeeding moms and their families as we strive to positively impact the health of our community.

Really? Really – know the facts about breastfeeding


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