Focus Areas

Working together to remove barriers to breastfeeding in the following areas:

To realize our vision of “no barriers to breastfeeding in California,” we utilize the Spectrum of Prevention, a multifaceted approach with a range of activities for effective prevention and public health change, for our strategic plan. Click on the side bar links to view Spectrum of Prevention examples on breastfeeding.












Working to achieve the Healthy People 2020 objectives

The Healthy People 2020 Objectives for Maternal, Infant and Child Health (MICH) related to breastfeeding guide the work of the California Breastfeeding Coalition. The Healthy People 2020 Objectives provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. The MICH objectives related to breastfeeding are:

  • Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed
  • 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
  • Increase the proportion of live births that occur in facilities that provide recommended care lactating mothers and their babies
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