Celebrating National Breastfeeding Month

August marks an important time for breastfeeding mothers. Not only is the first week of August World Breastfeeding Week, the month as a whole is designated National Breastfeeding Month, a time for people to educate themselves on the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child.

Certain circumstances may prevent mothers from being able to breastfeed — and, of course, the most important thing is that a child is loved and nourished, no matter if by mother’s milk or formula. Still, we think it’s important to acknowledge what makes breastfeeding so healthy!

Read on for some benefits of breastfeeding as well as some steps mothers should take to ensure their breast milk is the very best for their babies.

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