It’s Worth It Wednesday – August is National Breastfeeding Month – Week 1

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the Stratford Library is partnering with the It’s Worth It! Campaign to provide information about breastfeeding to Connecticut families. On Wednesdays in August, we will post tips from the It’s Worth It campaign.

The It’s Worth It! campaign was developed by the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition, the Connecticut Department of Public Heath, and their partners to support those who choose to breastfeed, and to reduce barriers that cause them to stop breastfeeding before they are ready. The It’s Worth It! campaign highlights 5 key themes for breastfeeding success to encourage and help Connecticut families meet their breastfeeding goals: Make a Plan, Skin to Skin, Rooming-in, Community Support, and Make it Work.

Tip #1 Make a Plan

Not only is breastfeeding good for babies, but it is good for mothers, too! Learn more about the health benefits and other advantages of breastfeeding with Ready, Set, Baby. ItsworthitCT @CTDPH @CTbfcoalition https://www.readysetbabyonline.com/

Plan for your breastfeeding success! Share your wishes about breastfeeding your baby with this Make a Plan Checklist. This checklist helps you keep track of the people and resources who will support you. Share it with your team so that everyone knows how to help you thrive. #itsworthitCT @CTDPH @breastfeedingct https://www.itsworthitct.org/uploads/7/6/2/7/76278053/make_a_plan_checklist_englishandspanish.pdf

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