All across America,
in far too many communities, women leave their local hospital after giving birth only to enter a community that is a virtual desert of breastfeeding support. Limited access to lactation rooms in public places. Inaccessible breastfeeding support groups. And minimal social acceptance, to name a few barriers. Mothers in these areas struggle--even when determined--to give their babies the best first food possible. As a result their breastfeeding experience is compromised or cut short. Many of these same communities suffer from high infant mortality rates, poor infant health and high levels of childhood obesity--critical health risks proven to be reduced by breastfeeding. We can do better! Join the movement to ensure that all communities are First Food Friendly--a place where all mothers and babies thrive! Learn what you can do to change desert-like communities across the country into flourishing, First Food Friendly environments.
Our groundbreaking pilot project in New Orleans, LA, Jackson, MS, and Birmingham, AL found key characteristics for what a community needs to look like to better support any mother that chooses to breastfeed. We can transform the landscape for healthier babies one community at a time. Join the movement now!