Community Breastfeeding Initiatives

As part of our mission to promote the health and well-being of the woman, her family, and her community, the Women’s Health Resource Library wants to support breastfeeding mothers in our community.

To date, this approach has included:

  • Working with Machias Savings Bank in Machias to create a breastfeeding/pumping room for breastfeeding employees
  • Work with Cherryfield Academy Community Center to provide a family friendly space for mothers to breastfeed
  • Take our Breastfeeding Station on the road to local fairs and festivals

Breast milk has long been recognized as the healthiest feeding method for both baby and mother. In addition to the multitude of health benefits, breastfeeding also enhances mother-infant bonding.