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New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition
NJBFC is dedicated to promoting, protecting and supporting all families on their breastfeeding journey.
Your membership will help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in New Jersey. To join the Coalition, please complete our membership form online. We are a non-profit and flourish on donations. Donations are encouraged but not required for membership. All donations are tax deductible and acknowledgment letters for tax purposes are … Read More »
If you are looking for breastfeeding help, please visit zipmilk.org for a list of … Read More »
Breastfeeding and human milk are the normative standards for infant feeding and nutrition. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.
Many breastfeeding women are wrongly advised to stop taking necessary medications or to discontinue nursing because of potential harmful effects on their infants. There are few medications that are “not safe” when breastfeeding. Ask your local lactation consultant then consult with your healthcare provider.
Getting off to a good start can help ensure your breastfeeding success. Find your local breastfeeding support services by visiting Zipmilk.org.