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Breastfeeding for Healthy Early Brain Development

June 28, 2019

Breastfeeding for Healthy Early Brain DevelopmentThis brief explores the linkages between breastfeeding and early brain development. It discusses how home visiting programs provide breastfeeding support, foster healthy early brain development, and improve overall child health and well-being. Finally, the brief explores why state and territorial health agencies should invest in home visiting programs and the positive impact that this investment will have.

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This resource is part of ASTHO’s larger suite of products on how breastfeeding promotes early brain development, and is intended to accompany the 2020 ASTHOBrief infographic entitled, “Breastfeeding Promotes Early Brain Development.”