Federal Resources on Breastfeeding

The federal resources below provide current information on a variety of topics related to breastfeeding. Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs can share data and tips with expectant families and families with breastfeeding children. It also may be useful to program administrators, staff, and health and nutrition coordinators.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO). "Breastfeeding." 
Find data on breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and resources to support breastfeeding practices.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "Medical Devices: Breast Pump and Breastfeeding Resources."
Explore federal and non-federal resources to learn more about breast pumps and breastfeeding.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau. "Business Case for Breastfeeding."
Discover the importance of creating a breastfeeding-friendly worksite through this website.

Indian Health Service (IHS). "Breastfeeding Promotion and Support: IHS Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative."
IHS's Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is designed to give babies a healthy start. This website offers resources for clinicians to share with pregnant women, expectant families, and nursing mothers about the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), Medline Plus. "Breastfeeding."
Learn about the benefits breastfeeding can have on both women and infants. Explore a variety of resources available in different languages.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "Breastfeeding."
Find a variety of breastfeeding resources from federal agencies and non-profit organizations to help women make good nutrition choices.

USDA, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Works Resource System. "Breastfeeding."
Explore resources on breastfeeding, including WIC's "Loving Support© Makes Breastfeeding Work" campaign materials.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH), Office on Women's Health (OWH). "Breastfeeding."
Watch videos highlighting breastfeeding mothers' experiences. Search for information to share and support their families.

HHS, ASH, U.S. Surgeon General. "Support Breastfeeding."
Find information on the surgeon general's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding.