by Jessica Nelson, BFPC
August is National Breastfeeding Month and the goal is to promote breastfeeding and support and protect the rights of breastfeeding mothers.
Breastfeeding is the preferred and best way to feed a baby, as it protects not only baby but breastfeeding mothers from many chronic and acute diseases and illnesses. Breastfeeding also builds a foundation for life-long health and wellness for a baby. Additionally, breastmilk adapts to