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Breastfeeding Friendly Erie County

ECDOH Breastfeeding Program OverviewIs your workplace breastfeeding friendly?

New mothers are faced with many decisions. Deciding how to feed their child is one that requires support.  Breastfeeding has many benefits for both the mother and child.  Breastfeeding mothers and their children have a reduced risk of illness, chronic diseases and certain cancers. 

Promoting breastfeeding is a high priority strategy adopted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to improve maternal and child health.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that infants are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months. At 6 months, mothers are encouraged to introduce solid foods and continue to breastfeed until the baby is at least 12 months.

In Erie County our goal is to work with hospitals, doctor’s offices, worksites and community organizations to support nursing mothers.

Breastfeeding Friendly Initiatives

babiesBaby Cafes

Baby Cafés are free, drop-in, informal breastfeeding support groups offering ongoing professional lactation care and intervention.

Find a Baby Cafe near you

Durham's Maternal Stress-Free Zone; (716) 906-9388 or

Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites

In order for a workplace to be designated as a "Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace" by the ECDOH, the worksite must meet the minimum requirements. The ECDOH provides technical assistance to worksites to help them obtain the designation of a breastfeeding friendly workplace.  For more information, please call 716-858-2152. 

Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Designation

List of workplaces that have been designated as Breastfeeding Friendly



Office of Health Equity 
95 Franklin Street 
Buffalo, NY 14202 
Phone: 716-858-2152