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October Awareness Months

October Awareness Months

There are a lot of important awareness months in October, so we will be connecting you to info and resources for a different one each day.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more about this cancer, and how you can help.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

It’s also Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Learn more about it and how you can help.

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

 

It’s also National Physical Therapy Month. There are ways physical therapy can help you age well. Learn more.

National Physical Therapy Month

 

It’s also SIDS Awareness Month. Make sure you know how to protect your baby and help make a difference.

SIDS Awareness Month

 

It’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Help protect your loved ones and get involved with the cause.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

It’s also Spina Bfida Awareness Month. Learn more about it and help enhance the lives of those affected.

Spina Bfida Awareness Month

 

It’s also Eye Safety and Injury Prevention Months. Learn more about how and when you should be protecting your eyes.

Eye Safety and Injury Prevention Months
Breastfeeding Your Newborn

World Breastfeeding Week

It’s World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month. Do you know the benefits?

The health benefits apply to mothers and their babies in both developed and developing countries.

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

 

Breast milk is perfectly suited for a baby’s nutritional needs, and the process helps mothers and babies bond.

It’s also unmatched in its immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties that protect mothers and babies from many illnesses.

Unmatched Protection of Breastfeeding

 

Formula feeding increases the risk of common childhood infections and some rare but serious infections and diseases, like leukemia.

Preventing Infections

 

The risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is 56% higher for babies who were never breastfed.

Protection through Breast Milk

 

Mothers who never breastfed are also at a higher risk for certain health issues, like breast and ovarian cancer.

Protecting Mothers, Too

 

The U.S. is one of only 3 countries in the world without a guaranteed maternity leave, which can be important for breastfeeding moms.

Taking Care of Moms