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New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force
Promoting, Protecting and Supporting Breastfeeding in New Hampshire
New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force
Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Services
New Hampshire Breastfeeding Education
New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force
New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force
For the children of New Hampshire to be healthy and strong, they must receive the best possible nutrition when they are infants

BABY-FRIENDLYTM HOSPITALS

Currently, 290 U.S. hospitals and birthing centers in 47 states and the District of Columbia hold the Baby-FriendlyTM designation. Every hospital that attains the Baby-FriendlyTM designation moves us closer to meeting important public health goals of increasing the proportion of live births that occur in facilities that provide recommended care for lactating mothers and their babies. Currently, 14.31% of births occur in Baby-FriendlyTM designated facilities in the United States.  In NH 48% of all deliveries occur at Baby-FriendlyTM designated facilities. 



BREASTFEEDING LEGISLATION

STAY UP TO DATE WITH BREASTFEEDING LEGISLATION

LEGISLATION UPDATES

United States Breastfeeding Committee
(great source for details on new federal breastfeeding legislation - plus many other current breastfeeding topics)

New Hampshire Breastfeeding Legislation House Bill 441 - This bill sets forth the right of a mother to breastfeed her child in public.

New Hampshire law RSA 132.10d, enacted in 1999 protects a woman's right to breastfeed in public. If a woman feels she has been discriminated against, she should file a complaint with the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights.

HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020

Healthy People 2020www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding
Healthy People 2020 Objectives

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Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions

BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY EMPLOYER AWARD

Exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months after birth is optimal for the health of a mother and her infant. The Task Force would like to recognize employers that support breastfeeding in their workplaces. Find Out More

Sample Workplace Policy

Do you need help breastfeeding? Enter your zip code at zipmilk.org to find support near you.

NH's BF REPORT CARD RESULTS

* Bold indicates NH met the 2020 Healthy People objectives:

82.458.231.350.519.615.5
Ever BF 82.4%
BF at 6 mo 58.2%
BF at 12 mo 31.3%
Exclusive BF at 3 mo 50.5%
Exclusive BF at 6 mo 19.6%
Percent of babies receiving formula before day 2 15.5%

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