MECOSTA, LAKE COUNTIES — August is National Breastfeeding Month and District Health Department No. 10 joins with the Michigan Women, Infant and Children’s (WIC) Program to celebrate this year’s theme of ‘Support Changes Everything!’
The Michigan WIC breastfeeding program is guided by the vision that all families should breastfeed for as long as they choose. Breastfeeding is the normal way to feed infants and evidence shows breastfeeding provides many short- and long-term maternal and infant health benefits, as well as economic and community benefits. However, due to challenges such as racial disparities and underserved areas, many families do not have equal access to support and education.