Breastfeed Longer

Each additional month of breastfeeding helps create a stronger and healthier future for you and your baby. Give your baby the gift of a healthy start by breastfeeding beyond 6 months.

Better for Your Baby

  • Protects your baby from obesity
  • Lowers the risk of your baby
 developing allergies
  • Easy to digest and full of the nutrients your
 baby needs
  • Protects your baby from getting sick and
 helps prevent ear infections
  • Lowers your baby's risk of having diabetes, asthma and cancer

Better for You

  • Helps you lose weight – breastfeeding burns 500-700 calories
a day
  • Protects you from iron deficiency and helps you feel stronger
  • Reduces your risk of getting cancer, including 
breast, uterine, ovarian and endometrial cancers
  • Reduces your risk of osteoporosis
  • Saves you hundreds of dollars that you would have to spend
 on formula
  • Breastfeeding Support Services: (800) 205-0333
San Mateo County WIC Program: (650) 573-2168

Local Breastfeeding Resources Contact Information (PDF)

Local Breastfeeding Services Table (PDF)