Healthcare providers and maternity care facilities (i.e. hospitals) play a critical role in protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding. In order to establish and maintain breastfeeding, women need education and support from a knowledgeable health care community.

The The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding Action Guides highlight specific steps that physicians, nurses and healthcare leaders can take to support breastfeeding:

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