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

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


BABY-FRIENDLY HOSPITALS

As of March 21, 2012 there are 140 US Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers. New Hampshire currently has 5 hospitals with the Baby Friendly designation (Alice Peck Day Hospital - Lebanon; Concord Hospital - Concord; St. Joseph Hospital - Nashua; Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital - Lebanon; and Wentworth Douglas - Dover)



BREASTFEEDING LEGISLATION

STAY UP TO DATE WITH BREASTFEEDING LEGISLATION

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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