CWA works with multiple partners to improve breastfeeding rates among low-income women in California. Our goals are to promote policies that increase initiation and duration of breastfeeding, particularly exclusive breastfeeding, as well as greater acceptance of breastfeeding as the accepted norm.
Click on the links below or on the menu at left to discover a wealth of information regarding breastfeeding support and advocacy. Be sure to visit our Publications Library for education and policy resources, including four new fotonovelas about breastfeeding support:
- Elena: A New Mother's Journey / Elena: El camino de una futura madre (hospital)
- Elena: The Journey Back to Work / Elena: El camino del regreso al trabajo (worksite)
2013 County Fact Sheets (2012 Data) and annual reports highlighting breastfeeding rates in California hospitals by county, plus a list of Baby-Friendly hospitals.
Research papers, legislation, California Breastfeeding Laws and other relevant legislation, and information for WIC Ambassadors and others advocating for breastfeeding-supportive policies.
Policy briefs, reports, presentations, and resource toolkits to further understanding of the role of health care reform in supporting breastfeeding through WIC programs and private health care providers.
State and federal laws and information pertaining to lactation accommodation in the worksite, plus a list of California’s Mother Baby Friendly Workplace Award winners.