Infant and Young Child Nutrition
From newborn to young adult, balanced nutrition is so important for your developing child. Here we offer some resources for helping parents provide their children the nutritional support to transform them into happy, healthy adults.
Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Federal program that supplemental foods and nutrition education to pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding women and to infants and children age 0-5 years of age.
La Leche League
The La Leche League is a group of mothers supporting each other for breastfeeding success. Members may attend weekly meetings that discuss various topics pertaining to raising a new infant. Others may benefit from information provided free on their website. The group also offers multiple online forums and online chatting for more support. Toll-free hotline: 1-877-4LA-LECHE (1-877-452-5324)
Triangle area chapters:
La Leche of North Carolina
La Leche of Chapel Hill
La Leche of Durham
Zip Milk provides free online information for local breastfeeding support by zip code. Website >>
This National Institutes of Health-supported online database provides information on drugs and other chemicals that may affect breastfeeding mothers or their infants. Website >>
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