Currently, 290 U.S. hospitals and birthing centers in 47 states and the District of Columbia hold the Baby-FriendlyTM designation. Every hospital that attains the Baby-FriendlyTM designation moves us closer to meeting important public health goals of increasing the proportion of live births that occur in facilities that provide recommended care for lactating mothers and their babies. Currently, 14.31% of births occur in Baby-FriendlyTM designated facilities in the United States. In NH 48% of all deliveries occur at Baby-FriendlyTM designated facilities.
STAY UP TO DATE WITH BREASTFEEDING LEGISLATION
United States Breastfeeding Committee
(great source for details on new federal breastfeeding legislation - plus many other current breastfeeding topics)
New Hampshire Breastfeeding Legislation House Bill 441 - This bill sets forth the right of a mother to breastfeed her child in public.
New Hampshire law RSA 132.10d, enacted in 1999 protects a woman's right to breastfeed in public. If a woman feels she has been discriminated against, she should file a complaint with the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights.
HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020
Healthy People 2020 Objectives
BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY EMPLOYER AWARD
Exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months after birth is optimal for the health of a mother and her infant. The Task Force would like to recognize employers that support breastfeeding in their workplaces. Find Out More
Do you need help breastfeeding? Enter your zip code at zipmilk.org to find support near you.