ASTHO provides technical assistance to enhance breastfeeding efforts in three strategy areas: (1) Increasing practices supportive of breastfeeding in birthing facilities, (2) Improving access to professional and peer support for breastfeeding, and (3) Ensuring workplace compliance with the federal lactation accommodation law. The Breastfeeding State Learning Community supports jurisdictions in improving breastfeeding disparity rates and promoting health equity through state and local collaboration.
Examining State Innovations to Advance Breastfeeding and Health Equity
ASTHO conducted a landscape analysis through key informant interviews and a national legislative scan to understand the legislative and programmatic successes and challenges among the ASTHO breastfeeding learning community.View the report
Breastfeeding Support through Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs)
48 states currently have PQCs, which are used to improve healthcare settings and health outcomes for mothers and babies, including efforts to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration.Read the brief