Breastfeeding for Families

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.

Breastfeeding Benefits

When you choose to breastfeed, you build a strong foundation for your baby and make an investment in your baby's future.

Local Services

Our community provides many resources and services to support breastfeeding moms and babies as needs change over time.

Baby Cafe

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. 

Mothers’ Milk Bank Donation and Outreach Centers

We are pleased to host a Mothers’ Milk Bank Donation and Outreach Center 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
Brighton, 80601
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.



Jennifer Schneider
Breastfeeding Coordinator