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Breastfeeding

Research shows breastfeeding can help reduce childhood obesity and protect babies from several medical issues. Benefits are particularly noticeable when mothers exclusively breastfeed for the baby’s first 6 months and continue breastfeeding up to 2 years of age with appropriate, complementary foods. Mothers can legally breastfeed in public in every state, and federal law permits working mothers a reasonable time to express breast milk in a private setting at the workplace.

 

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (PL111-148) Section 4207
Enacted in March 2010, PPACA contains
Section 4207, requiring employers to provide reasonable break time for nursing mothers. The United States Breastfeeding Committee posted Frequently Asked Questions about Section 4207 on its website.


 Breastfeeding Pumps

Nursing moms on WIC may qualify for a personal electric breastpump, if they are returning to work and/or school. These pumps are not issued until your baby is 4-6 weeks of age, and appointments are often scheduled 4 weeks in advance. Therefore, call for your appointment as soon as the baby is born requesting the appointment date for when your baby turns 4 weeks old. It’s important to have a couple of weeks to get used to using the pump and to increase your milk supply prior to your return to work or school.

 



Franklin County Health Department is proud to offer breastfeeding counseling by our two licensed professionals.
If you have questions regarding breastfeeding or just want more information please contact:



 

Breastfeeding Program Coordinator and Counselors

 



   
 Sally Brunner, RN, BSN, CLC    
                                   
   Shannan Rome, MSW, CLC       

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