Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Initiation Maps by County Maps

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices toward the ultimate goal of improving the public’s health.

In the Spotlight

Man and woman holding baby

Spanish language breastfeeding resources such as recommendations, benefits, and what to expect.

Logo: A blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding

US Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding seeks to make it possible for every mother who wishes to breastfeed to be able to do so.

Hospital Support

Baby-Friendly Hospitals initiative urges more support for parents to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding mother

Breastfeeding rates vary by geographic location, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity. Learn about work to reduce disparities.

Data, Trends and Maps

Interactive database provides national and state-level data about the health status and behaviors of Americans. It includes a category for breastfeeding.