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Happy World Breastfeeding Week from Clackamas County WIC!
By Aria Baker, MS, IBCLC; Clackamas County WIC Program Lactation Consultant |
August 1st through 7th each year is World Breastfeeding Week and many families are interested in learning more about infant feeding guidelines! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated their breastfeeding recommendations. They encourage parents to exclusively breastfeed for approximately 6 months after birth. They recommend introducing complementary foods around 6 months while continuing to breastfeed for 2 years or beyond as mutually desired by mother and child. These recommendations are consistent with those of the World Health Organization (WHO) and recognize the lifetime health benefits of breastfeeding. WIC staff stay up to date on current nutrition topics, feeding guidelines, and are happy to help you reach your goals!
Clackamas County WIC’s infant feeding experts support families who are learning about breastfeeding, starting to breastfeed, overcoming challenges, and thriving. We customize our breastfeeding services and understand that each breastfeeding experience is special and different. We provide services by phone, text, video, and in person. Returning to work? Teething questions or starting solids? Nursing an older baby? We’ve got you covered from prenatal breastfeeding education through weaning and everything in between!
WIC differs from other food assistance programs in that we offer healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health screenings, and connection to community resources. Pregnant women enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan are automatically income eligible for WIC. We are proud of the documented positive effect that WIC has on health and nutrition outcomes for our participants (pregnant and breastfeeding people, babies, and children under age 5). WIC works, and we are excited to meet you!
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