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Breastfeeding Friendly Initiative:

Pregnant and thinking about breastfeeding?  Currently breastfeeding and need guidance or support?  We Can Help!  Call our Lactation Program at 716-439-7431 to speak with a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).

Breastfeeding is a Public Health Imperative for infant nutrition, immune system protection and brain development.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced,  with continuation of breastfeeding beyond 1 year when mutually desired by  infant and mother.

Niagara County Department of Health Informational Materials:

Breastfeeding Brochure 

Mothers With Disabilities 


Breastfeeding Friendly Employer and Child Care Provider Initiative

For more information about the rights of nursing mothers to express breast milk in the workplace, click here: Section 206-c of the New York State Labor Law

If you are a Niagara County Employer or Childcare Provider interested in becoming designated as Breastfeeding Friendly click on the application links below and enter your information.  Save the application and email to  or print and FAX to (716) 439-7440 attention Lactation Program.  For questions or technical support with this application call (716) 439-7431.

Application for Becoming a Breastfeeding Friendly Employer 

Recommended Accommodations for Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Employee Environment 

Application for Becoming a Breastfeeding Friendly Chilcare Provider 

Recommended Accommodations for Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Environment 


Breastfeeding Friendly Designated Workplaces:

Modern Corporation

Mount Saint Mary's Hospital

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Horizon Health Services - Horizon Village Campus



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