Research has shown that there is no better food than breast milk for a baby’s first year of life. Breastfeeding provides many health, nutritional, economical and emotional benefits to mother and baby. The Kankakee County Health Department encourages breastfeeding, and supports pregnant women and new mothers in their choice to breastfeed.
Benefits of breastfeeding:
Benefits of Breastfeeding for mothers:
Preparing for baby
Pumping is a great option for many mothers. The Kankakee County Health Department rents breast pumps to WIC eligible mothers a NO Cost, and many health insurances cover pump rental. Click on the button below for more information on breast pumping and breast milk storage.
The Kankakee County Health Department provide Breastfeeding Classes and Personal Consultation (815) 802-9400