The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Office of the Surgeon General

Last Reviewed: 2011

This Call to Action offers steps for people in all parts of society to support mothers and babies who are breastfeeding. It highlights information on:

  • The importance of breastfeeding
  • Rates of breastfeeding
  • Barriers to breastfeeding
  • Public health approaches to breastfeeding

These kind of efforts will increase public health impact, reduce inequities in health care quality for mothers and babies, and improve support for families in job and community settings.

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U.S. Office of the Surgeon General. (2011). The Surgeon General's call to action to support breastfeeding. Retrieved from