Support for Breastfeeding Is on the Rise

Additional efforts on the national front continue to offer encouragement to breastfeeding mothers. In March 2010, the American Public Health Association was among 90 organizations to sign a letter to Congress calling for the dedication of $15 million toward raising the nation’s rates of breastfeeding. Among the goals of the funding would be supporting breastfeeding education in maternity facilities and boosting practices that allow working women to continue to breastfeed. 

Also, in May 2010, Michelle Obama announced four recommendations related to breastfeeding based on a report by the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity. The action plan is aimed at hospitals, healthcare providers, insurance companies, community-based organizations, early childhood settings, and other groups that can do much to empower new mothers to breastfeed for an optimal length of time.

This message is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have about your health or medical condition, your breastfeeding issues and your infant's health. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you have read in our emails, webpages or other electronic communications.

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