Health District encourages breastfeeding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

27 January, 2015

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada District Board of Health recently approved a resolution that welcomes and encourages breastfeeding as a benefit to both infants and their mothers. The health district supports the US Surgeon General’s call to support breastfeeding across the country: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/breastfeeding/executivesummary.pdf

Breastfeeding is recommended for infants for a minimum of six months so they can reap the benefits. Breast milk contains a balanced mix of vitamins, protein and fat and is more easily digested than formula, according to WebMD.

The Surgeon General encourages communities to support breastfeeding mothers by make breastfeeding easier, and therefore more commonplace. The health district provides lactation stations at its facilities for its staff and they are not open to the public, however, breastfeeding is permitted at any Southern Nevada Health District public health center.

 

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