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Breastfeeding and human milk are the normative standards for infant feeding and nutrition. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 to 2 years as mutually desired by mother and infant.

The New Jersey Department of Health co-brands Healthy Beginnings NJ and funds the New Jersey Hospital Association to provide tailored technical assistance to 18 maternity hospitals in implementing the WHO/UNICEF’s “10 Steps to Breastfeeding Success” to promote exclusive and sustained breastfeeding.

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 1991 to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding. It recognizes and awards birthing facilities who successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

If you’re pregnant or just gave birth, chances are you’re missing those essential in-person support opportunities like prepping for your baby with pre-birth classes or bonding with other new moms. But here’s some good news — RWJBarnabas Health is offering virtual ways for new moms and moms-to-be to connect and be their healthiest.

Whether you are looking for childbirth prep, breastfeeding support, or just a group of new moms, you can log on to find support, all while still wearing your PJs. So grab a cup of tea and your favorite snack, and cozy up on the couch with one of these mom groups and classes below—no commute required.

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