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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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April 29, 2016

  • Birth facilities that support breastfeeding can increase the likelihood that new mothers will start and continue breastfeeding, which can improve the child’s health.
  • Data from CDC’s Prevention Status Reports show that in many states, birth facilities are improving breastfeeding support; in 2015, 15 states rated “green” on their breastfeeding support practices, up from only 5 states in 2013.
  • You can see how your state rates on policies and practices to address nutrition and other important health concerns in the latest Prevention Status Reports.
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  • Page last reviewed: March 11, 2016
  • Page last updated: March 11, 2016
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