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Making the Case for Breastfeeding: The Health Argument Isn’t Enough

Advocacy, Breastfeeding Policy, Breastfeeding Support, Infant Care, Lactation, Nutrition, Policies, Policy Briefs

The Importance of Breastfeeding is a Bigger Story

Exclusive breastfeeding offers a natural and effective way to reduce the risk of obesity for both babies and mothers. By providing optimal nutrition, promoting healthy weight gain patterns, and supporting postpartum weight loss, breastfeeding lays the foundation for a healthier future.


Why the Health Argument Isn’t Enough

Breastfeeding rates will never increase unless we ensure that institutions like hospitals and workplaces support breastfeeding. A lack of cultural support can make breastfeeding in public embarrassing and impractical. A lack of workplace support can put breastfeeding at odds with a woman’s job.