The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for about the first 6 months with continued breastfeeding alongside introduction of appropriate complementary foods for 1 year or longer. The World Health Organization also recommends exclusively breastfeeding up to 6 months of age with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to 2 years of age or beyond.
Healthy People 2020external icon objectives include increasing the proportion of infants who are ever breastfed to 81.9%, increasing the proportion of infants who are breastfed exclusively through 6 months to 25.5%, and increasing the proportion of infants who are breastfed at 1 year to 34.1%.
NOTICE: Fundraisers & Temporary Events
Any and all food vendors within City of Brownsville, must obtain a temporary health permit; this includes beverages/food gifted to the public. Fundraisers are reviewed, and approved based on their intended purpose. For more information on how to obtain a temporary health permit, please contact our office at (956)542-3437, and we'll be more than glad to assist you.