Breastfeeding and Maternal Care
Provide opportunities and supports for breastfeeding and maternal health.
Learn about the co-benefits of Breastfeeding and Maternal Care below.
Provide support for breastfeeding mothers and employees in early care and education centers through breastfeeding friendly policies and supportive environments.
Implement maternity care practices that support breastfeeding, including steps toward Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative designation, provider training, and increased access for mothers to peer and professional support.
Make public spaces more breastfeeding friendly through environmental changes and policy education.
Provide support for breastfeeding mothers in the workplace through breastfeeding friendly policies and supportive environments.
Provide interventions, referrals, and education on healthy lifestyles and appropriate weight gain to support the health of mothers before, during, and after pregnancy.