Minnesota and National Laws
National and Minnesota law makes it easy for women to breastfeed their babies Anytime, Anywhere, in public or private. Breastfeed—Anytime, Anywhere.
Current Advocacy Efforts
Licensure protects consumers, encourages quality, assigns responsibility, raises professional standards of practice, and prevents unqualified individuals from practicing. Please add your voice to the support of licensure for clinical breastfeeding care in Minnesota!
- Loving Support Campaign. https://lovingsupport.fns.usda.gov/wic-staff/campaign-materials
- It’s Only Natural. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health breastfeeding campaign targeting African American women and their families. http://www.womenshealth.gov/itsonlynatural
- August World Breastfeeding Week / Minnesota Breastfeeding Awareness Month.
- United States Breastfeeding Committee. Many publications, including Breastfeeding in the United States: A National Agenda, and statements on breastfeeding and obesity, cost benefits of breastfeeding, and others. http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/
- The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, January 2011. Describes specific steps people can take to participate in a society-wide approach to support mothers and babies who are breastfeeding. http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/breastfeeding/index.html
- Indian Health Service. Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
- Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative https://www.ihs.gov/babyfriendly/
- Breastfeeding Toolkit https://www.ihs.gov/healthed/resources/breastfeedingtoolkit/
- Office on Women’s Health. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
- Breastfeeding tips and suggestions for parents: http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/index.html
- E-publication Your Guide to Breastfeeding: https://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/breastfeeding-guide/
- International Breastfeeding Symbol: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Breastfeeding_Symbol