National WIC Association

Progress in protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding: 1984–2009

Grummer-Strawn LM, Shealy KR. Progress in protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding: 1984–2009. Breastfeed Med. Oct 2009;4(S1):S-31-S-39.

This article examined the progress in breastfeeding support through workplaces, public education, professional education, health system changes, support services, and research. Although there has been considerable progress in breastfeeding support over the past 25 years, significant gaps remain in protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding.