First Food Projects:
Our Library Story Kit Project for Libraries:
- Increase the protection, promotion, and support of breast/chest-feeding
- Assist Pennsylvania’s birthing facilities in quality improvement by supporting their adoption and implementation of evidence-based maternity care practices
- Improve state-wide initiation, duration and exclusivity rates by encouraging birthing facilities to join the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding initiative
Keystone 10 Events & Updates:
Keystone 10 Fireside Discussion (virtual)
February 13th from 12-1:30 pm
Learning and Engagement Opportunities:
Online Breastfeeding Education and other PA AAP Breastfeeding courses
Breastfeeding Resources for Parents & Providers
Lactation Education Resources offers free handouts on various topics including when to call a lactation consultant, what to look for when breastfeeding, storage of breastmilk and more. See the handouts and more information here!
Download the following resources for your practice:
First Food has developed posters to promote breastfeeding in medical offices, hospitals, and public spaces. We have these posters available in English, Spanish(US), Simplified Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and Vietnamese. They can be downloaded below!
Hard copies are available to be mailed out in English in an 8x11!
Poster 2: Breastfeeding Benefits
Frequently Asked Questions
why should i breastfeed and who does breastfeeding benefit?
Breastfeeding is beneficial to the mother and baby for a variety of reasons.
-Reduces risk of ovarian and breast cancers
-Reduced risk of post-partum depression
-Reduced risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
-Reduced risk of heart disease and more!
-Boosts immune system
-Provides anti-bodies, known as 'first vaccine'
-Fewer ear and respiratory infections
-Reduced risk of Sudden Infant Syndrome (SIDS)
-Reduced risk of childhood obesity, asthma and diabetes and more!
Please ask your healthcare provider about benefits of breastfeeding!
what can i do about mastitis, fungal infections, and plugged ducts?