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Our WIC CAN HELP campaign is designed to help the one million California families we serve to survive and protect their children’s health in these tough times. The campaign builds local agency staff capacity to inform and connect WIC families with all possible community assistance programs, from dental care to foreclosure counseling to utility assistance.

WIC CAN HELP identifies lesser-known referral resources, and makes sure the local WIC network can easily share the information with WIC participants using downloadable multi-language flyers or information. Each month, we share a new resource and referral “survival kit” which highlights assistance or program linkages that local WIC staff might suggest to young families in need. WIC CAN HELP is funded by grants from The California Endowment and Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits.

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HomeFocus AreasBreastfeeding Advocacy

Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiatives

CWA works with multiple partners to improve breastfeeding rates among low-income women in California. We promote policies that increase initiation and duration of breastfeeding, particularly exclusive breastfeeding, as well as greater acceptance of breastfeeding as the cultural norm. Click on the links below or on the menu at left to discover a wealth of information regarding breastfeeding support and advocacy.

Hospital Breastfeeding Rates

new-icon2014 Report and County Fact Sheets (2013 Data) and reports from past years highlighting breastfeeding rates in California hospitals by county, plus a list of Baby-Friendly hospitals.

California Hospital Infant Feeding Policy Survey - download/print a hard copy or complete the online survey with the hospitals in your area.

Policy Resources

Research papers, legislation, California Breastfeeding Laws and other relevant legislation, and information for WIC Ambassadors and others advocating for breastfeeding-supportive policies.

Breastfeeding & Health Care Reform

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.

Worksite Lactation Accommodation

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.
New Online Resource Helps Employers Support Nursing Moms at Work - click here to find out more!


Visit our Publications Library for education and policy resources, including four fotonovelas about hospital and worksite lactation support:

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