Crook County, Oregon
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusively breastfeeding your baby for the first 6 months. After six months, gradually introduce iron-enriched solid foods to complement the breast milk diet. It is further recommended that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months, and thereafter, for as long as mutually desired.
BREASTFEEDING IS MORE THAN JUST FOOD
WHEN NOT TO BREASTFEED
Breastfeeding is not recommended for infants whose mothers use illegal drugs, has untreated or active tuberculosis or has HIV.
Many medications are safe for the breastfed infant. Talk with your health care provider to find out more information and be sure to let them know you are a breastfeeding mother.
State and federal legislation about breastfeeding have been enacted to recognize and support the importance and practice of breastfeeding. Significant barriers to breastfeeding continue to persist in our communities. These barriers include social norms about breastfeeding in public, causing women embarrassment, and inflexibility in the workplace to express breast milk. Laws and regulations in Oregon address these barriers including breastfeeding in public, breastfeeding in the workplace, and exemption from jury duty.
LOCAL BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES
Contact Crook County WIC @ (541) 447-5165
Check out this article:
Making Mother Friendly Workplaces
THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT CAN PROVIDE:
-Breastfeeding support & consultations
-Breastpumps ~Medela Electric and Manual breastpumps available for WIC clients who qualify