A CBS News Poll ranks all fifty states on breastfeeding. Virginia ties with New Mexico and Nebraska for places 16, 17 and 18. The poll cites Virginia as having “23.9 percent of moms are still breast-feeding at 12 months.” See the other state rankings here.
Join the Virginia Breastfeeding Taskforce at this year’s coalitions conference! The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) will be hosting the Fifth National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference, August 2-4, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia. USBC is thrilled to convene this unique conference once again, with a continued focus on implementation of The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding through enhancement of breastfeeding coalitions’ capacity to impact policy, systems, and environmental change. A new focus has also been placed this year on developing capacity and commitment to racial equity in breastfeeding support, as reflected in the theme: Transforming Barriers into Bridges: Cultivate Your Community Leadership.