The Breastfeeding USA Board of Directors voted to adopt a revision of the Statement on Breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding USA affirms the rights of all people to access the full spectrum of reproductive care, including abortion.
At Breastfeeding USA, we promote breastfeeding as the biological norm, and we collaborate with other organizations to encourage practices that promote breastfeeding as the cultural norm. As such, the Breastfeeding USA Board of Directors condemns the exploitative marketing of infant formula, and has signed an open letter with the World Health Organization (WHO) to #EndExploitativeMarketing of formula milk products.
Breastfeeding USA supports an ongoing commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion in our support of individuals, families, and communities and within our organization. We are committed to serving all families and will not tolerate discrimination based on race, ethnicity, social class, age, size, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, family type, religion, national origin, military status, or culture.
We're excited to announce the addition of another free service, a Warmline for parents needing support and information on infant feeding and related subjects. Call us at (612) 293-6622..A pre-recorded voice message in English and Spanish will receive your call. Leave us a message with your name, phone number and tell us why you're calling. A Breastfeeding USA Counselor (BC) will return your call within 24 hours. BCs are experienced breastfeeding parents accredited following completion of a comprehensive breastfeeding education program.
Breastfeeding USA volunteers share their breastfeeding and volunteer stories. They give their time and talents so that families around the US can have the support they need to meet their personal feeding goals.
Returning to work following the birth of a child can be an emotional transition, which is particularly hard on a person who is also navigating breastfeeding and expressing milk while separated from the baby. Laws are in place to support breastfeeding persons in the workplace, and knowing your rights is an important step in discussing pumping breaks with employers or supervisors.
Did you know that babies breastfeed for a wide variety of reasons—with hunger being just one of them?