Colorado Supports Breastfeeding

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Colorado Supports Breastfeeding Project has the mission to educate local communities regarding the laws that protect and promote breastfeeding in Colorado.

The project has two areas of impact: local communities through posters and flyers distributed in strategic locations, and statewide though social media.

We need your help and participation helping us identify those places and sharing the materials with them.

Anybody can participate!!

Why is Breastfeeding Important?

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Breastfeeding is more than a lifestyle choice — it's an important health choice. Any amount of time that you can do it will help both you and your baby. There are many benefits of breast milk for mothers, babies, and others.

Importance for Babies, Moms, and Families

  • Breastfeeding is normal and healthy for infants and moms.

  • Breast milk has disease-fighting cells called antibodies that help protect infants from germs, illness, and even SIDS. Infant formula cannot match the exact chemical makeup of human milk, especially the cells, hormones, and antibodies that fight disease.
Not breastfeeding is linked to an increased risk of these health problems:
In Infants:In Moms:

 

Welcome to the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition

Founded in 1990, the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition (COBFC) is a volunteer organization comprised of physicians, nurses, public health officials, nutritionists, dietitians, lactation consultants, counselors, members of the business community, and families who have led the way for Colorado children to be breastfeeding at one of the highest rates in the nation. The coalition works closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children to reach communities which have historically had low breastfeeding rates.

Our Mission:

To ensure optimal health and development of all Colorado families by fostering a society-wide approach to breastfeeding.

El trabajo y la lactancia: Conoce tus derechos