National Breastfeeding Month, 2021: August 10

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August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Join us throughout the month as we share statistics, facts, patient and provider resources, and more.

National Breastfeeding Month

On August 6, 2011, the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee officially declared that August is National Breastfeeding Month (NBM). The USBC invites member organizations, breastfeeding coalitions, partner organizations, health care professionals, and individuals to participate in online action and conversation about the policy and practice changes needed to build a landscape of breastfeeding support.1

Did you know breastfeeding may decrease the amount of bleeding a woman has after giving birth? Breastfeeding triggers the release of oxytocin, which causes the uterus to contract, which can then reduce the amount of bleeding a woman has after delivery.2

Although 84% of infants born in 2017 started breastfeeding, only 58.3%of infants were breastfeeding at 6 months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 2020 Breastfeeding Report Card.3

References

  1. USBC:National Breastfeeding Month (NBM). usbreastfeeding.org. Published 2021. Accessed August 12, 2021. http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/p/cm/ld/fid=840
  2. Breastfeeding Benefits. acog.org. Published 2020. Accessed August 12, 2021. https://www.acog.org/womens-health/infographics/breastfeeding-benefits
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Breastfeeding Report Card, 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published September 2020. Accessed August 1, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/reportcard.htm

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