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Breastfeeding may protect babies from a long list of illnesses, allergies, and reduce the risk of obesity.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months. For mothers,
breastfeeding could reduce the risk of postpartum depression and certain types of cancer.
In Broward County breastfeeding rates are lowest among low-income households and mothers who are women o
f color, particularly those living in the Broward zip code 33311.DOH-Broward is working with community
partners to improve breastfeeding rates for this population by launching the 33311 WIC Project.
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