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Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act

Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act

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USBC Resources

Breastfeeding Legislation & Policy Toolkit

The USBC has developed the Breastfeeding Legislation & Policy Toolkit to provide advocates across the First Food field with information, talking points, and action opportunities. This toolkit makes it easier than ever to get involved and make the important changes that our Nation's families need and deserve. Use it to build talking points for meetings with policymakers, find individual and organizational action opportunities, and much more.

Advocacy Day of Action Resources

The USBC hosted an Advocacy Day at Capitol Hill on June 12, 2019. A dynamic and diverse group of committed breastfeeding advocates traveled together to the U.S. Capitol to discuss issues impacting breastfeeding families with their Members of Congress. These visits also served as a launching point for critical conversations on paid family leave for military families, workplace accommodations for breastfeeding employees, and federal investments in CDC breastfeeding programs. Access the Policy Briefing webinar and packet materials.

Staying Abreast: Weekly Wire

The USBC publishes the Staying Abreast: Weekly Wire e-newsletter, featuring news briefs from national, state, and local partners and the week's top "news clippings" related to breastfeeding. Sign up at www.usbreastfeeding.org/signup or access the archives at www.usbreastfeeding.org/enews.

SGCTA Action Directory

The USBC hosts an Action Directory displaying the work happening on the national, state, and local levels to implement The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, sorted by sector and action step. Visit the Action Directory at www.usbreastfeeding.org/action-directory. To have your organization's work featured in the Action Directory, request an organization website profile at www.usbreastfeeding.org/org-profile and share about your efforts in the appropriate profile fields. These entries populate public pages on the site, so that all visitors can easily find and read highlights of related activities from across the country, sorted by topic.

Breastfeeding Coalition Directory

The USBC maintains a directory of state/territorial, tribal, cultural, and local/community coalitions. Find your state/local breastfeeding coalition at www.usbreastfeeding.org/coalitions-directory.

USBC Webinar Series

The USBC hosts several bi-monthly webinar series: Collective Impact webinars (even-numbered months), "Power Tools" webinars (odd-numbered months), CDC-USBC webinars (even-numbered months), and Racial Equity webinars (odd-numbered months). These webinars are free and open to the breastfeeding field. Archives for each series can be accessed on their respective webpages.

"Landscape of Breastfeeding Support" Photo Gallery

Access photos featuring diverse representations of breastfeeding support in action for educational, advocacy, and clinical purposes. The photos are free and available for the field for non-profit and non-commercial efforts. See the Terms of Use at www.usbreastfeeding.org/photo-project for more information and to access the photo galleries.