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Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep

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Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep

Breastfeeding has many benefits. It also works together with safe sleep to reduce your baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and sleep-related infant death. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies are fed human milk exclusively for six months and continuing to 2 years or beyond (with foods added at about six months). Families can also keep baby safe during sleep by following the infant safe sleep guidelines. The resources below will help you learn more about breastfeeding and safe sleep and find support. 

Breastfeeding Support Resources

The WIC Breastfeeding Warmline is available to assist all pregnant and breastfeeding families. You can use this warmline even if you are not a WIC client! 

Call or text today!
(833) 649-4223 

Available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Where else can you find Michigan-specific breastfeeding support?


Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep

Resource that covers how breastfeeding reduces a baby’s risk of sleep-related infant death and how to practice safe sleep.

Infant Safe Sleep Guidelines

Learn more about the safe sleep guidelines and why they are recommended.

County Level Safe Sleep Resources

Find local community agencies and health departments that promote infant safe sleep and provide resources to professionals and families.

Baby Eating and Sleeping: What is Normal?

Resource that covers realistic expectations for baby’s sleep and eating patterns.

Ready, Set, Baby

An online guide to welcoming baby, including how to prepare for baby, breastfeeding basics, and more.

H.U.G. Your Baby Digital Parent Resources

Resources for parents on caring for a newborn, support for breastfeeding, and more.

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