The following are resources for Kansas providers supporting pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and families.
Breastfeeding has many important health and psychosocial, economic, and environmental benefits for both the mother and child. As such, breastfeeding has been recommended by many health care organizations including the following:
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Family Health has partnered with the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. (KBC) to implement statewide strategies and universal education on the importance of following evidence-based breastfeeding practices and guidelines.