National WIC Association

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

US Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. Washington, DC: US GPO; 2011.

In 2011, the surgeon general’s report urged clinicians, employers, communities, researchers, and government leaders to take on a commitment to enable mothers to meet their personal goals for breastfeeding. According to the report, breastfeeding is the best source of infant nutrition and immunologic protection, and it provides remarkable health benefits to mothers, as well.

Categories: Breastfeeding