Breastfeeding is essential for maternal and child health. Exclusive breastfeeding has been referred to as “The Great Equalizer”, because “it goes a long way toward canceling out health difference between being born into poverty or into affluence.”

Mothers today initiate breastfeeding in the hospital; however, many will stop breastfeeding within a few days or weeks due to social or community pressures. Breastfeed Orange NC is a healthier, more welcoming community for families.