Empowering Breastfeeding: A Source of Nurturing Support
Choosing to breastfeed is a great decision for moms and their babies. When babies drink breast milk, they get a special mix of nutrients, antibodies, and enzymes that help with healthy growth and development. This special milk also makes their immune systems stronger, which means they are less likely to get sick or have allergies. Plus, it has things that are good for their brains, making them smarter!
For moms, breastfeeding helps their bodies get back to normal after having a baby. It releases something called oxytocin, which makes the uterus (the part of the body that held the baby) go back to its normal size and helps reduce bleeding after giving birth. And when moms breastfeed, it's not just about food – it's a special time to connect with their babies and build a strong emotional bond.
Natural, free, and what’s best for mom and baby—that’s why we provide a strong system that helps moms reach their breastfeeding goals.
Did you know?
- 85% of mothers want to breastfeed
- 81% initiate breastfeeding
- Only 30% of mothers reach their breastfeeding goals without support.
We Offer information and advice on:
- Normal infant feeding patterns and what to expect
- Latch and positioning
- Breastfeeding challenges
- Navigating return to work or school
At your convenience!
- Phone support
- Clinic appointments
- Home visit appointments
- Prenatal educational classes
To get started, please call 1-800-432-4121
Breastfeeding Premier Award
HDNW’s breastfeeding team is recognized nationally for excellence. After several years of being awarded Gold, our WIC (Women, Infant & Children) care team is now one of only two programs in the Midwest -- and the only one in Michigan -- to achieve Premier Award status with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
As your WIC care team, we are commitment to sharing our passion and expertise with you.