The CBC Communities Committee was established in response to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. “Everyone can help make breastfeeding easier” is the central tenet of this landmark 2011 document, and specific actions for communities are included, as follows:
- Strengthen programs that provide mother-to-mother support and peer counseling.
- Use community-based organizations to promote and support breastfeeding.
- Create a national campaign to promote breastfeeding.
- Ensure that the marketing of infant formula is conducted in a way that minimizes its negative impacts on exclusive breastfeeding.
Current Community Work
Recently, we partnered with Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA).
By pooling our efforts in advocacy, promoting local lactation support programs, resources to breastfeeding education and recruiting businesses to pledge themselves as breastfeeding friendly, we hope to make the entire New London County a breastfeeding friendly community.
Summary of Research Findings:
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