Tri-County Health Department recognizes breastfeeding as an important and effective preventive measure to protect the health of mothers and their infants. The Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, followed by continued breastfeeding for the first year or longer as mutually desired by the mother and infant.
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, in Colorado only one out of four infants are breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life and similarly, one out of four infants continue to be breastfed through their first birthday. Mothers need education and support to meet their breastfeeding goals.
When you choose to breastfeed, you build a strong foundation for your baby and make an investment in your baby's future.
Join the conversation with our live video chat every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on Facebook (PDF). Bring your questions and chat with breastfeeding experts.
Come visit our Baby Cafe at Every Child Pediatrics, 9197 Grant Street, Thornton. Baby Cafe USA is a national network of free breastfeeding drop-ins, combining information with a relaxed, fun environment for moms to chat and learn from experts and each other. Join us every Tuesday, 1 to 2:15 p.m. in the first floor community room. All are welcome.