Breast Milk as an Infant's Human Right - Adopt UNICEF's Code to Support Breastfeeding

Breast Milk as an Infant's Human Right - Adopt UNICEF's Code to Support Breastfeeding

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Rates of breastfeeding in the United States vary widely because of the multiple and complex barriers mothers face when starting and continuing to breastfeed.  In the U.S., 75 percent of mothers start out breastfeeding; however, only 13 percent of babies are exclusively breastfed at the end of six months.  These rates are significantly lower for African-American infants.  Research indicates that advertising infant formula can deter exclusive breastfeeding and the effect may be stronger among women who do not have adequate resources and/or support to successfully provide breast milk.  With this Call to Action, the Surgeon General seeks to make it possible for every mother to have breastfeeding support and infants to have access to breast milk. Colostrum Coalition has a strong mission to increase breastfeeding rates and eliminate racial/social disparities in breastfeeding education and support.  Colostrum Coalition serves neonatal infants, adoptive and foster families, marginalized families, and LGBTQ families to provide breastfeeding support and resources that are unbiased and represent diversity.  This Call to Action will cultivate high quality, culturally responsive, breastfeeding awareness that support every infants' basic human right to receive breast milk.

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