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How Were YOU Supported to Breastfeed?

Help us to spread the word that all moms need and deserve good support to make breastfeeding possible!

Tell us your story about how you and your baby were supported to breastfeed, or what particular kind of support made all the difference for you.

We are seeking stories in these categories (click links below to submit):

Priority Story Topics for 2016-2017:

  • Stories about experiences with maternity care practice quality improvement initiatives that support implementation of breastfeeding-friendly practices. Submit your story here!
  • Stories about experiences with the requirement for health plans to cover breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling as a preventive service. Submit your story here!
  • Stories about experiences with the requirement for employers to provide break time and a place for employees (nonexempt workers) to express breast milk at work. Submit your story here!
  • Stories about breastfeeding families' experiences with airport lactation accommodations and TSA security screenings. Submit your story here!

Additional Story Topics:

  1. Support from the baby's father, grandmothers, or other family members
  2. Support from friends, peer counselors or mother-to-mother support groups
  3. Support to breastfeed in public places and spaces
  4. Support from community organizations (local nonprofits, churches, breastfeeding centers)
  5. Experience with infant formula marketing
  6. Support from your hospital or birth center
  7. Support from your health care providers (obstetrician, midwife, pediatrician)
  8. Support from a lactation support provider
  9. Support from milk banks or donor human milk
  10. Support from access to family leave
  11. Support from your employer
  12. Support from your child care provider