Breastfeeding Information for Families
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United States Department of Agriculture WIC Breastfeeding Support – The USDA’s WIC Breastfeeding Support website includes resources for expectant and current mothers about breastfeeding, overcoming common challenges, and thriving to make breastfeeding work for their families.
HHS Office on Women’s Health – The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) partners with other agencies and organizations to focus attention on the importance of breastfeeding.
United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) – The mission of the USBC is to improve the nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. Its vision is as follows: In order to achieve optimal health, enhance child development, promote knowledgeable and effective parenting, support women in breastfeeding, and make optimal use of resources, we envision breastfeeding as the norm for infant and child feeding throughout the nation.
World Health Organization – Presents world-wide nutrition-related topics including:
- The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes[PDF-128KB]
- Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding WHO/UNICEF
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- Page last reviewed: April 19, 2018
- Page last updated: August 16, 2018
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