Aug. 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW)
WBC is an annual celebration of breastfeeding to increase breastfeeding awareness to improve the health of mothers and babies. This year’s World theme is Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a difference for working parents. This year’s theme showcases the impact of paid leave workplace support and emerging parenting norms on breastfeeding through the lens of parents themselves.
This year’s Colorado theme is Breastfeeding - Making it Work for You: there's more than one way to feed your baby breast milk. Visit our Facebook page for more information. Help celebrate breastfeeding during August. Learn more about local events:
August is National World Breastfeeding Month
Every year, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding (WABA) recognizes World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) during the first week of August. This year’s national theme is Enabling Breastfeeding - Making a difference for working parents. Help us celebrate WBW Aug. 1-7. Visit worldbreastfeedingweek.org for more information.
New-Week 5 September 5-11: Lactancia Latina
Breastfeeding For Families
Adams County Health Department recognizes breastfeeding as an important and effective preventive measure to protect the health of mothers and their infants. The Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first two years as mutually desired by the mother and infant.
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, in Colorado only one out of four infants is breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life and similarly, one out of four infants continue to be breastfed through their first birthday. Mothers need education and support to meet their breastfeeding goals.
When you choose to breastfeed, you build a strong foundation for your baby and make an investment in your baby's future.
Our community provides many resources and services to support breastfeeding moms and babies as needs change over time.
- Support through ACHD’s WIC program, including breastfeeding classes.
There are now two ways to join in our free Baby Cafe! The Baby Cafe is every Thursday and you can join virtually from 10 - 11 am or join in person at the ACHD North Broadway office (7000 N Broadway, #400, Denver) from 11 am.-noon. Baby Cafe USA is a national network of free breastfeeding drop-ins, combining information with a relaxed, fun environment for moms to chat and learn from experts and each other. If you would like to join virtually, fill out the short form here and you will receive an email with instructions on how to join. If you do not receive a reply after filling out the form or have any questions about the Baby Cafe, email Jen at [email protected]. All are welcome. To learn more about the Baby Cafe, check out this video (Spanish)!
Mothers’ Milk Bank Donation and Outreach Centers
We are pleased to host two Mothers’ Milk Bank Donation and Outreach Centers at our WIC office in Brighton. Mothers’ who make breast milk in excess of their babies needs and are screened and approved by Mothers’ Milk Bank can donate breast milk for babies in need. Breast milk can be dropped off during business hours:
30 S. 20th St., Suites F & G
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Moms wishing to drop off milk at the Brighton location are asked to call 303-659-2335 to schedule a drop off to limit the wait time.