LA County Breastfeeding 2015 – #WBW15

“Let’s Make it Work!”

BreastfeedLA is proud to participate in World Breastfeeding Week 2015 by advocating for employed mothers to breastfeed.  Through our Breastfeeding Works program, BreastfeedLA advocates for better enforcement of California lactation accommodation laws, provides technical assistance to employers on how to best to accommodate employees and supports mothers as they navigate their rights in the workplace.

Infographics for World Breastfeeding Week 2015 #WBW15
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  1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General, 2011
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics. Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk, 2012
  3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Healthy People 2020. Washington, DC
  4. California Department of Public Health Genetic Disease Screening Program, Newborn Screening Data, 2013
  5. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology, Hospital Practices: Can They Impact Breastfeeding?, August 2013
  6. Figures extrapolated from Bartick M, Reinhold A. The Burden of Suboptimal Breastfeeding in the United States: A Pediatric Cost Analysis. Pediatrics, 2010. Extrapolating formula based on population data of 130,000 births in Los Angeles County annually (LA County Department of Public Health) and 4,140,000 births in U.S. annually (US Census).
  7. Bartick, M.C., et al. Cost Analysis of Maternal Disease with Suboptimal Breastfeeding, ACOG, 2013
  8. Data Source: PHFE WIC, Los Angeles County WIC survey 2014
  9. Los Angeles Almanac, Largest employers in Los Angeles County, 2011 Source, California Employment Development Department, The Los Angeles Business Journal and Almanac Research.
  10. Eileen Appelbaum and Ruth Milkman. Leaves that pay: Employer and worker experiences with paid family leave in California. Washington: Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2011