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.

Disclaimer: This page is not intended to provide medical advice about your child. Always seek the advice of a physician, qualified healthcare provider or child-development specialist with any questions you have about your child's health, medical condition or development. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you read here.

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