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Breastfeeding report card : United States, 2013
  • Published Date:
    July 2013
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 1.12 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity.
  • Description:
    There are many ways that communities can support mothers and babies that breastfeed, and everyone plays a role. The CDC Breastfeeding Report Card brings together state-by-state information to help tell the story of breastfeeding practices and supports in states.

    Improving the health of mothers and their children is a primary goal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. Protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding, with its many known benefits for infants, children, and mothers, are key strategies to accomplish this goal.

    There are many ways that communities can support mothers and babies that breastfeed, and everyone plays a role. The CDC Breastfeeding Report Card brings together state-by-state information to help tell the story of breastfeeding practices and supports in states. It compiles many types of data so that public health practitioners in states can monitor progress, celebrate successes, and identify opportunities to inform and work with health professionals, employers, business owners, and community members.

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