World Breastfeeding Week
Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic
We are excited to share information about our Chapa-De breastfeeding resources, supports, and education services in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, or WABA, celebrates World Breastfeeding Week on August 1-7 each year. This is a chance to educate about the benefits of breastfeeding and to encourage expecting and new moms to pursue breastfeeding when possible.
Learn more about World Breastfeeding Week HERE.
Why is Breastfeeding Important?
There are many positive benefits of breastfeeding. The biggest advantage is that breastmilk is customized to fit a baby’s needs during each stage of growth. It is also helpful for both baby and mother in a variety of other ways.
According to the CDC, infants who are breastfed are less likely to have:
- Type 1 diabetes
- Severe lower respiratory disease
- Ear infections
- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
- And more!
For moms, breastfeeding can help lower the risk of:
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Ovarian cancer
- Breast cancer
Learn more about the importance of breastfeeding HERE.
Breastfeeding Support and Education Services
Here at Chapa-De, we have experienced staff that can assist with breastfeeding and lactation needs. The CDC estimates that 60% of mothers stop breastfeeding sooner than they planned. Our team is ready to support our patients at all stages of their journey.
Our team can provide individual education and support, including access to free breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies. We can also connect patients with outside resources. Our partnership with Dignity Health Mercy San Juan allows our patients to participate in lactation group sessions called “The Moveable Feast”. This group is offered via Zoom and in-person. It focuses on educating and empowering moms to feel confident about breastfeeding.
Learn more through our Prenatal Care department HERE.
For more information about Chapa-De, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.
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Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.
Serving all American Indian, Low Income and Limited Income Community Members