The new Healthy People 2020 health goals for the United States were released with strong support for breastfeeding. The new target for breastfeeding initiation is 81.9%. Three new goals have been added: increase the proportion of employers that have worksite lactation support programs; reduce the proportion of breastfed newborns who receive formula supplementation within the first 2 days of life; and increase the proportion of live births that occur in facilities that provide recommended care for lactating mothers and their babies (Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative policies).
Healthy People 2020 health goalsleonardbruno 2010-12-02T18:57:00-08:00
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