Relevant Steps in the US Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

1. Give mothers the support they need to breastfeed their infants.
6. Ensure that the marketing of infant formula is conducted in a way that minimizes its negative impacts on exclusive breastfeeding.
8. Develop systems to guarantee continuity of skilled support for lactation between hospitals and health care settings in the community.
9. Provide education and training in breastfeeding for all health professionals who care for women and children.
10. Include basic support for breastfeeding as a standard of care for midwives, obstetricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and pediatricians.
11. Ensure access to services provided by IBCLCs.
  • Shown are action steps that apply directly to the pediatric outpatient practice, numbered according to the original steps in the Call to Action.8