August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and although we are always supportive of breastfeeding and the incredible benefits for both Mom and Baby, during August we get to focus on it a little bit more. National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is a breastfeeding campaign funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with the hope of empowering women to commit to breastfeeding.  Research shows that babies that are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity. Breastfeeding is one of the most natural and intimate connections that … [Read more...]