Food and Feeding
Breastfeeding, the key to good health of mothers and babies, also significantly benefits families, employers, and society. For these reasons, WIC and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend feeding your baby only breast milk until age 6 months, and breast milk plus solid food from 6 - 12 months and beyond.
The evidence is in, and it says that mothers who receive breastfeeding support from their health care providers prenatally and in the hospital are more likely to reach their breastfeeding goals. Vermont hospitals are teaming up with WIC, VCHIP, the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Vermont Academy of Family Physicians to update their breastfeeding policies and to train staff to Empower Mothers & Nurture Babies. Join us in supporting Health Vermonters right from the start!
Knowledge + Support + Confidence = Success!