Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Healthy People 2020 Objectives for the Nation

Healthy People is a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative that brings together national, state, and local government agencies; nonprofit, voluntary, and professional organizations, businesses, communities; and individuals to address major public health issues. The report Healthy People 2020, released by the Department of Health and Human Services on December 2, 2010, is the latest science-based, 10-year national objective plan developed that serves as a roadmap for improving the nation's health.

There are four objectives and five sub-objectives related to breastfeeding found under the Maternal, Infant and Child Health topic section.

Healthy People 2020 Breastfeeding Objectives
Objectives Baseline Target

MICH-21: Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed

   
MICH-21.1 Ever 74.0% of infants born in 2006 were ever breastfed as reported in 2007–09 81.9%
MICH-21.2 At 6 months 43.5% of infants born in 2006 were breastfed at 6 months as reported in 2007-09 60.6%
MICH-21.3 At 1 year 22.7% of infants born in 2006 were breastfed at 1 year as reported in 2007–09 34.1%
MICH-21.4 Exclusively through 3 months 33.6% of infants born in 2006 were breastfed exclusively through 3 months as reported in 2007–09 46.2%
MICH-21.5 Exclusively through 6 months 14.1% of infants born in 2006 were breastfed exclusively through 6 months as reported in 2007–09 25.5%
MICH-22: Increase the proportion of employers that have worksite lactation support programs. 25.0% of employers reported providing an on-site lactation/mother’s room in 2009 38.0%
MICH-23: Reduce the proportion of breastfed newborns who receive formula supplementation within the first 2 days of life. 24.2% percent of breastfed newborns born in 2006 received formula supplementation within the first 2 days of life as reported in 2007–09 14.2%
MICH-24: Increase the proportion of live births that occur in facilities that provide recommended care for lactating mothers and their babies. 2.9% of 2007 live births occurred in facilities that provide recommended care for lactating mothers and their babies as reported in 2009 8.1%

Related Resources

For supportive data regarding this objective, visit Healthy People 2020.

 Top of Page
Top