Regina Benjamin – The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

Regina Benjamin, the Obama administration’s surgeon general.

The surgeon general is the head of the United States’ public health service and is an authority on the nation’s health policies. 

 

The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service has focused the Nation’s attention on important public health issues. Reports of the Surgeon General on the adverse health consequences of smoking triggered nationwide efforts to prevent tobacco use. Reports and other publications on nutrition, violence, and HIV/AIDS—to name but a few—have heightened America’s awareness of important public health issues and generated major public health initiatives.

Below is her Call to Action to support Breast Feeding.

 

 

Recent Publications

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
On January 20, 2011, Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin released The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding in the Jack Morton Auditorium at The George Washington University.

 

Launch
■Press Release
■Webcast of the Thursday, January 20 launch event
Call to Action
■Executive Summary [PDF – 833KB]
■The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding [PDF – 1.96MB]
■Fact Sheet
To order printed copies of The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding and other materials, please call 1-800-CDC-INFO or email
cdcinfo@cdc.gov and reference the publication title.

 

Breastfeeding Resources

 Resources for mothers:

■Your Guide to Breastfeeding
Download this guide to get how-to information and support for breastfeeding successfully.

To order printed copies, call 1-800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446).
■The National Breastfeeding Hotline: 1-800-994-9662
Talk with trained breastfeeding peer counselors who can help answer common breastfeeding questions in English or Spanish.
Resources for employers:

■The Business Case for Breastfeeding (www.womenshealth.gov )
This comprehensive program is designed to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace. You can download the toolkit for building a lactation program or order a free kit.
■Break Time for Nursing Mothers (Department of Labor)
Guidance, laws, news, and resources on break time for nursing mothers under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Additional online resources:

■Breastfeeding: Best for Baby, Best for Mom (www.womenshealth.gov )
■Breastfeeding (CDC)

 

 

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