By Tasneem Bhaigora, lactation consultant at CHOC
Aug. 1 through 7 is Annual World Breastfeeding Week.
Breastfeeding is more than just an action performed by parents; it’s a crucial source of nutrition that babies can use to thrive and grow. This year’s theme urges the community to step up for breastfeeding,” by providing education and support to parents, nurses and all care providers.
One way to step up for breastfeeding is by becoming a part of the warm chain of support for breastfeeding.
Q: What is the warm chain of support for breastfeeding?
A: It’s a system that works to support, protect, and promote breastfeeding.
Q: Who can be a part of the chain of support?
A: Anyone! The chain of support includes the parents, as well as nurses, family members, physicians, and anyone else involved in the baby’s care.
What are some of the benefits of breastfeeding?
The benefits of breastfeeding are numerous. Here’s what CHOC’s clinical nutrition teams do to support breastfeeding:
Parents, if you’re visiting a hospital or care center other than CHOC, make sure to check with your healthcare provider about what lactation options are available for you.
For more on CHOC’s clinical nutrition program