Maternal and Child Health

State Health Agency Breastfeeding Promotion and Support

Public health agencies are a key partner in increasing breastfeeding rates. They play a role in improving breastfeeding in the workplace, hospitals, and the community. ASTHO is supporting state health agencies and other partners in their state to enhance breastfeeding efforts.

State Initiatives to Improve Breastfeeding Promotion and Support

This clickable map contains descriptions of ASTHO-supported state activities to improve breastfeeding and highlights of their work. See map »

State Breastfeeding Initiatives Map

Learning Community to Improve State Health Agency Capacity for Breastfeeding Promotion and Support

ASTHO, with CDC's support, is working with 18 state health agencies and the District of Columbia to increase breastfeeding through a virtual learning community. Learn more »

Resources: Breastfeeding in Hospitals

Below are resources and case studies that provide examples of how state health agencies can effectively support breastfeeding in hospitals.

Resources: Breastfeeding in the Workplace

Below are resources and case studies that provide examples of how state health agencies can effectively support breastfeeding in the workplace.

Resources: Breastfeeding Peer and Professional Support

Below are resources and that provide examples of how state health agencies can effectively enhance peer and professional support for breastfeeding.

Resources: Breastfeeding Laws and Policies