Breastfeeding can provide many health benefits for babies. It protects against common childhood infections, and lowers the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Breastfeeding is also good for moms because it can help lower a mother’s risk of high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, ovarian and breast cancer. There are also financial benefits for families and businesses with breastfeeding-friendly policies.
South Dakota Celebrates August as Breastfeeding Awareness Month