ADHS will be performing maintenance on the Medical Marijuana systems starting on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10 PM expected to be completed by Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 AM. During this time, Medical Marijuana Online Registry Applications will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance downtime may cause. If the process is completed earlier, the systems will be made available at an earlier time.

Breastfeeding Program

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The Arizona Department of Health Services recognizes breastfeeding as the ideal nutrition for infants and the best practice is to breastfeed your baby for at least one year. The benefits of breastfeeding your child include:

  • Developing a unique mother-child bond
  • Protecting your baby from illness
  • Providing the perfect food for your baby

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance to providing breastfeeding promotion and support includes evidence-based activities within:

  • Support for breastfeeding in the workplace
  • Maternity care practices
  • Peer support
  • Educating mothers
  • Professional support, and
  • Marketing

The ADHS Breastfeeding Program follows the Breastfeeding Strategic PlanPDF that directs program efforts.

If you have any questions about breastfeeding, please call our 24-hour breastfeeding hotline: 1-800-833-4642.