JCDH will hold a Community Meeting on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Bethel Baptist Church, located at 3200 28th Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35207 For more information click here.

National Breastfeeding Month

Published: 08/12/19

Mother breastfeeding her baby.

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month With WIC!

The United States Breastfeeding Committee declared August as National Breastfeeding Month (NBM) to serve as an observance dedicated to improving the nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding provides many health and emotional benefits to mother and baby, and the research supports that there is no better food than breast milk for a baby’s first year of life. This is why WIC has historically promoted breastfeeding to all pregnant women as the optimal infant feeding choice.

WIC promotes breastfeeding by:

  • WIC staff receives special training in breastfeeding support, so they are able to answer questions a mother may have about breastfeeding and offer needed support.
  • Fully breastfeeding mothers and infants receive the most WIC foods.

  • WIC may be able to provide quality breast pumps to mothers who wish to provide expressed milk for their infant.

Have Questions about Breastfeeding or Breastfeeding Support? Click here.



Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Programs and Clinics
(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 591-5180
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631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
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(205) 715-6121
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All Centers 7:45am - 4:30pm   |  For more information, call  (205) 588-JCDH (5234)
 



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