Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Breastfeeding Initiatives

Breastfeeding is one of the most important contributors to infant health. Breastfeeding provides a range of benefits for infant growth, immunity, and development. Breastfeeding also improves maternal health, and contributes to economic benefits for families, health care systems, and workplaces. Despite the many benefits, rates of breastfeeding in the United States remain low, especially at six months after birth. 

Creating breastfeeding friendly environments has been shown to improvement breastfeeding rates. Below are resources to assess and implement breastfeeding supports and practices in a variety of settings. For additional general information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breastfeeding website.

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Last Revised: November 22, 2021