--EBF is exclusive breastfeeding
--6 stands for the first 6 months of your child's life - the period of time when exclusive breastfeeding provides all of your child's nutrition needs.
Reduced risks of illness from:
AND Mom has reduced risks of:
The federal government protects your right to breastfeed on all federal property, because it knows how important breastfeeding is for you and your children.
Many states have additional laws to protect breastfeeding, and the WIC program encourages breastfeeding for optimal infant and child health, providing support and advice to WIC mothers.
EBF6 for the health of your family
It's beneficial to take time off from work to breastfeed your child, because you will miss less time later (fewer illnesses down the line). AND with breastfeeding you can save money - no expensive infant formulas, fewer visits to the doctor, no need for bottles, and your periods are delayed (save a few dollars on monthly hygiene products! And, if you use LAM, save some money on family planning.)
Do you need more information or personal help with breastfeeding?
Please visit the following websites:
State Laws that protect your breastfeeding rights