Breastfeeding is the nutritional standard for infant and young child feeding. Human breast milk is not only the ideal food for infants, but it is the only food that infants need for the first six months of life.

Breastfeeding is endorsed not only by the Virginia Department of Health, but also by the World Health Organization, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and many other scientific organizations.

Governor’s Proclamation
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Governor Ralph Northam issued a proclamation recognizing August as Breastfeeding Awareness Month in the state of Virginia.