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National Policies & Positions

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding 2011 cover page CDC’s goal is to increase breastfeeding rates in the United States and to promote optimal breastfeeding practices. To meet this goal breastfeeding mothers need support. The 2011 Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding outlines six areas to focus support to increase breastfeeding: mothers and their families, communities, health care, employment, research and surveillance and public health infrastructure.

U.S. Government Breastfeeding Policies

Healthy People 2020, National Objectives on Breastfeeding
Healthy People 2020  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.

What major factors have influenced breastfeeding policy throughout the United States?

Within the Federal Government

Major Health Professional Organizations’ Policies and Positions on Breastfeeding Promotion

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