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At Our Bodies Our Blog: HHS Call to Action on Breastfeeding

April 14, 2009

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health, Office of the Surgeon General, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced a Call to Action on Breastfeeding, and are soliciting comments from individuals and organizations about breastfeeding in the United States. Find out more – including how to submit your comments – here.

While you’re there, check out C’s latest Double Dose and Political Diagnosis, and a bit about AmazonFail.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Heather Harnly permalink
    April 14, 2009 9:26 am

    You cannot hope to address the number of women breastfeeding their children without addressing our country’s policies on maternity leave. If more women are able to stay home with their children while continuing to be compensated or at least assured that they will still have a job, breastfeeding will increase.

  2. April 14, 2009 11:26 am

    Heather, I would definitely encourage you to submit that comment to the HHS. They specifically have asked for comments on paid maternity leave as one area of interest.

  3. April 14, 2009 1:05 pm

    They also need to address access to clean, comfortable, non-demeaning places to pump in the workplace. Women should also be allowed time to pump. I found this to be one of the biggest road blocks to breastfeeding when I went back to work, and I work with new moms and infants! Kinda ironic.

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