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Please sign on below to add your support to Breastfeeding: A Vision for the Future. Based on evidence, the Vision highlights the many facets of breastfeeding support needed to ensure that all women are able to reach their breastfeeding goals. We know that a woman’s ability to breastfeed is constrained by a range of social, environmental, and institutional obstacles. Far from being a matter of choice, breastfeeding is simply not accessible for many mothers and families. Add your voice below to demand action from all sectors of U.S. society!

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The Vision is aimed to increase awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and these nine crucial objectives that must be met in order to fully address the barriers faced by mothers:

1. Meet and exceed the Healthy People objectives to increase the proportion of mothers who breastfeed.
2. Implement maternity care practices that foster normal birth and breastfeeding in every facility that cares for childbearing women.
3. Ensure that health care providers provide evidence-based, culturally competent birth and breastfeeding care.
4. Create and foster work environments that support breastfeeding mothers.
5. Ensure that all federal, state, and local laws relating to child welfare and family law recognize the importance of breastfeeding and support its practice.
6. Implement curricula that teach students of all ages that breastfeeding is the normal and preferred method of feeding infants and young children.
7. Reduce the barriers to breastfeeding imposed by the marketing of human milk substitutes.
8. Protect a woman’s right to breastfeed in public.
9. Encourage greater social support for breastfeeding as a vital public health strategy.
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This petition has a goal of 15000 signatures
1-25 of 5300 signatures
Number Date Name Location Add your personal comments ...
5300 Sun Jul 27 00:19:56 EDT 2014 Kiley Ruggiero Chicago, IL
5299 Sat Jul 26 14:09:23 EDT 2014 malwina kuczynska carol stream, IL We need to provide new moms and dads an opportunity beyond FMLA in order to foster healthy breastfeeding habits. Moms need spousal support to care for other children, help with housework, shop for groceries, More....
5298 Tue May 13 09:26:02 EDT 2014 Annaliese Dettleff Princeton, NJ
5297 Mon Apr 07 14:22:23 EDT 2014 Sherika Valentine New Castle, DE Let's remove the stigma of breastfeeding, especially nursing in public.
5296 Mon Jan 27 12:10:56 EST 2014 Lillian Walcott Flushing, NY This initiative is too improtant not to participate
5295 Wed Jan 15 11:38:39 EST 2014 Annaliese Dettleff Princeton, NJ Babies Were Born to be Breastfed - CDC
5294 Mon Dec 23 02:19:10 EST 2013 Annaliese Dettleff Shoreham, NY
5293 Fri Dec 06 12:33:54 EST 2013 Darla Davidson Millsboro, DE
5292 Tue Dec 03 09:06:37 EST 2013 Julee Krechel Pawleys Island , SC
5291 Sun Nov 10 20:31:40 EST 2013 Kizzie Ricks Nashville, TN I want to see the change in the way breastfeeding is viewed. My goal is to volunteer in a support group in my community!
5290 Thu Nov 07 00:31:07 EST 2013 Adina Sippel Del Rio, TX
5289 Sat Nov 02 01:13:45 EDT 2013 Sandra Cagle Midwest City, OK
5288 Fri Nov 01 10:06:30 EDT 2013 Danielle Alexander Marietta, OH My wish is that more mothers would see and understand the importance of breastfeeding. I'm doing my part, one mother at a time through peer counseling.
5287 Mon Oct 21 21:15:43 EDT 2013 jennifer vanderpuyl tampa, FL
5286 Mon Oct 21 20:06:59 EDT 2013 sabrina marzouk tampa, FL
5285 Mon Oct 21 15:31:34 EDT 2013 Tarra McKnight Tampa, FL
5284 Fri Oct 04 14:39:46 EDT 2013 aura avila columbus, OH breastfeeding=good health!
5283 Mon Sep 16 13:13:22 EDT 2013 Anonymous Blanch, NC I am supporting breastfeeding mothers through peer counseling!
5282 Wed Aug 28 20:24:43 EDT 2013 Anonymous Mesquite, TX
5281 Fri Aug 16 13:40:30 EDT 2013 Kim Richter Aberdeen, SD
5280 Tue Aug 13 14:24:47 EDT 2013 Anonymous JBLM, WA Advocating to normalize breastfeeding and provide all mothers with the support they need to reach their breastfeeding goals.
5279 Fri Jul 26 16:16:54 EDT 2013 Sara Maddux Cerritos, CA
5278 Thu Jul 18 18:47:33 EDT 2013 Sandy Stewart Iowa City, IA
5277 Wed Jul 17 15:51:55 EDT 2013 Tiffiny Barnett Greenville, OH
5276 Tue Jul 09 09:24:54 EDT 2013 Antoinette Hankison logan, OH I wish for a world were nursing a baby/child is as common as walking a dog.
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