Policy Statements

Here are links to the breastfeeding policy statements of major Medical Organizations

The Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Regina Benjamin, issued a Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding in January of 2011.   The complete report, executive summary, fact sheet and webcast of the launch are available here. It truly is an amazing document!

The United States Breastfeeding Committee has put together a document called “Achieving Exclusive Breastfeeding in the United States: Findings and Recommendations”, which looks at Health Care Systems and Providers; Social, economic and Political Factors; and Media and Marketing  Practices.

The Office of Women’s Health publishes “Your Guide to Breastfeeding” – available in PDF, or in print.   “Your Guide to Breastfeeding” comes in a number languages – The General Guide (English), English (African American Women), English (American Indian and Alaska Native Women), Spanish, and Chinese.


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