Feeding your baby
Breastfeeding is a healthy decision to make for your baby’s growth and development. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that babies are only breastfed for at least the first six months of their lives, unless you have a medical reason not to breastfeed.
Need a breast pump? Your health plan may cover the cost of a breast pump. Call Member Services to learn about your breast pump benefit.
If you are unable to or choose not to breastfeed, talk to your doctor about other options for feeding your baby such as using infant formula or milk banks.
Other helpful breastfeeding resources include:
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): WIC provides community support for breastfeeding. Visit https://dph.georgia.gov/WIC.
- La Leche League International: This program provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, encouragement, and education. To find your local league, visit llli.org.
- Infant Risk Center: Find answers to your questions about breastfeeding and medicines. Call 806-352-2519 (TTY 711) or visit infantrisk.com.
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