"Working together to make breastfeeding the norm"
To create a positive, supportive environment for breastfeeding mothers and children by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding, therefore improving the health and well-being of our community.
Breastfeeding will be accepted as the norm and promoted and will be supported throughout Washington County resulting in increased rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration.
- Increase public awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding
- Increase availability of, access to, and awareness of breastfeeding resources in our community
- Advance the "breastfeeding friendly" model of health care delivery and offer education for employers, daycares, and health care providers
- Protect the rights and needs of breastfeeding families
- Promote breastfeeding as a way to decrease health care costs
- Promote positive awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity as related to infant feeding practices
- Increase positive breastfeeding messages in the media and commercial sector
- Increase the rates of initiation and duration of breastfeeding in Washington County to meet the Healthy People 2020 Objectives
- Provide networking opportunities for community members, community organizations, health professionals, WIC clinic and the Health Department
For more information on the coalition or to join, call 262-335-4464.
- Washington County Breastfeeding Resources
- Know Your Facts: Breast Milk vs. Formula
- It's the law! Text of the Wisconsin Right To Breastfeed Act
- Right to Breastfeed Card (English) and Espaņol
- My Breastfeeding Plan(English) Mi Plan de LactanciaEspaņol
- Breastfeeding Facts for Grandparents
- Breastfeeding Is Welcome Here, There, Everywhere:
Public has been more accepting in recent years
- Breastmilk Cancer Cure
- Breastfeeding past two months helps babies avoid obesity
- Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Lactation
- Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Business Case for Breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding Support in the Workplace
- Sample Worksite Breastfeeding Policy
- Breastfeeding After Returning to Work or School
- Furnishing a Lactation Room
- Signage For Your Business: "Breastfeeding Welcome Here"
- Breastfeeding Support In Child Care Centers
- Sample Child Care Center Breastfeeding Policy
- 10 Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers
- Taking Care of Breastfed Babies
- Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care
- Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute - Breastfeeding and Child Care Toolkit
- Breastfeeding Support in Places of Worship
- Breastfeeding Support in Clinics
- Sample Clinic Breastfeeding Policy
- Breastfeeding Support at Conferences
- Breastfeeding Support in Public Places
Wisconsin Statutes § 944.17(3) , § 944.20(2) and § 948.10(2) (1995) provide that breastfeeding mothers are not in violation of criminal statutes of indecent or obscene exposure. 2009 Wisconsin Act 148 provides that a mother may breastfeed her child in any public or private location where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be. The law specifies that in such a location, no person may prohibit a mother from breastfeeding her child, direct a mother to move to a different location to breastfeed her child, direct a mother to cover her child or breast while breastfeeding, or otherwise restrict a mother from breastfeeding her child. (2009 AB 57) .
|Women's Health: Breastfeeding|
|The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding|
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