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Breastfeeding Promotes Early Brain Development

June 22, 2020

Breastfeeding Promotes Early Brain Development (PDF)Breastfeeding and early child nutrition are crucial for promoting healthy early brain development. This infographic details how skin-to-skin breastfeeding and breastmilk promote infant brain development, higher educational performance, and cognitive and socio-emotional health. Also included are examples of equity-focused state and national initiatives to promote breastfeeding and early brain development.

This infographic is part of ASTHO’s larger suite of products on how breastfeeding promotes early brain development in children, and is meant to accompany the 2019 ASTHOBrief entitled, “Breastfeeding for Healthy Early Brain Development."

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