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Support Breastfeeding

Many mothers who want to breastfeed say several factors impede their efforts, including a lack of:

  • Support at home
  • Family members who have experience with breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding information from health care clinicians
  • Time and privacy to breastfeed or express milk at the workplace
  • Connection to other breastfeeding mothers in their communities

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding identifies ways that families, communities, employers, and health care professionals can increase support for breastfeeding and improve breastfeeding rates.