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Breastfeeding Report Card 2008, United States: Process Indicators

StateAverage mPINC ScorePercent of live births occuring at facilities designated as Baby Friendly (BFHI)Number of IBCLCs* per 1,000 live birthsNumber of
La Leche
League
Groups per
1,000 Live
Births
State legislation about breastfeeding in public placesState legislation mandating^ employer lactation supportNumber of state health department FTEs** dedicated to breastfeedingBreastfeeding coalition with public websitePresence of
Breastfeeding
Coalition
Website
U.S. National631.932.200.34472176.184934
Alabama5501.780.20yesno1yesyes
Alaska7306.060.81yesno1yesyes
Arizona6201.430.24yesno1yesyes
Arkansas4801.560.32yesno3.5yesyes
California694.551.770.17yesyes7.5yesyes
Colorado662.072.170.44yesyes0.9yesyes
Connecticut7012.454.030.70yesyes1yesyes
Delaware6303.060.08yesno2yesyes
Dist of Columbia7601.310.13yesyes3yesno
Florida681.701.620.30yesno1yesyes
Georgia5601.810.22yesyes2yesyes
Hawaii629.812.460.21yesyes0.5yesyes
Idaho655.611.920.40nono1yesno
Illinois601.462.150.37yesyes2yesno
Indiana622.892.610.39yesyes2yesyes
Iowa6102.060.37yesno0.5yesyes
Kansas5902.180.66yesno0.5yesno
Kentucky575.352.060.29yesno2yesno
Louisiana5401.470.26yesno1yesno
Maine7716.825.851.13yesno1yesno
Maryland6103.080.38yesno1.05yesyes
Massachusetts752.804.550.62nono1.33yesyes
Michigan6402.060.40yesno1yesyes
Minnesota6502.600.48yesyes1yesno
Mississippi5001.330.19yesyes1yesyes
Missouri6301.970.61yesno1.5nono
Montana630.321.930.64yesyes0.5yesyes
Nebraska5713.131.710.74nono0.25yesno
Nevada5700.780.29yesno1yesyes
New Hampshire815.776.041.32yesno0.5yesyes
New Jersey6002.270.39yesno2yesyes
New Mexico6402.500.36yesyes1.5yesyes
New York671.412.210.41yesyes1.75yesno
North Carolina6102.890.46yesno2yesyes
North Dakota5901.470.11nono0.5yesyes
Ohio672.332.830.44yesno1nono
Oklahoma5701.700.23yesyes2yesno
Oregon746.134.580.51yesyes1yesyes
Pennsylvania610.082.350.43yesno2yesyes
Rhode Island7713.024.080.32yesyes1yesyes
South Carolina5701.580.33yesno1yesyes
South Dakota6101.860.08yesno1yesyes
Tennessee570.241.860.22yesyes1yesno
Texas5801.360.17yesyes6yesyes
Utah6101.360.29yesno2.2yesyes
Vermont813.769.861.69yesyes1yesno
Virginia6103.070.41yesyes2yesyes
Washington728.304.200.49yesyes1yesyes
West Virginia5502.570.19yesno1yesno
Wisconsin698.862.740.48yesno1.6yesyes
Wyoming6801.781.15yesno0.1yesno

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Immunization Survey, Provisional Data, 2005 Births. August 2008. www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/NIS_data/index.htm

* IBCLC - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
^State requires employers to provide space and time for lactation.
**FTE - Full-Time Equivalent.

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