Breastfeeding Friendly Erie County

Is your workplace breastfeeding friendly?

Program Overview

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


Office of the Surgeon General

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) 

Office on Women’s Health 

Health Resources and Services Administration

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

World Breastfeeding Week

Program Contact

Community Wellness 
95 Franklin Street 
Buffalo, NY 14202 
Phone: (716) 858-7277 
Fax: (716) 858-7964 

05/11/2022 - 3:03 pm