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- Develop and implement a national public health campaign on breastfeeding that relies heavily on social marketing
- Use a variety of media venues to reach young women and their families
- Key Website Features: News Room, Advocacy HQ, and Coalitions Directory
- Learning Community: Promotion Campaigns Learning Community
- Webinar & Conference Archives: Promotion Campaigns
- Webinar & Conference Archives: Media Advocacy
Action Activities: The Association of Public Health Nutritionists' Role of the Public Health Nutritionist in Obesity Prevention highlights that Public health’s role in obesity prevention is to create environments that support people in making healthy eating and active lifestyle choices. Public health nutritionists are the professionals trained to facilitate change around healthy eating which includes breastfeeding.
Supporting Link: http://www.asphn.org/resource_files/466/466_resource_file1.pdf
Action Activities: The Office on Women's Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the It's Only Natural campaign to help African-American women and their families understand the health benefits of breastfeeding.
Supporting Link: http://womenshealth.gov/itsonlynatural/
Action Activities: ICEA actively promotes breastfeeding through educational and informational programs
Supporting Link: http://icea.org
Action Activities: Push for your Baby is a public awareness campaign aimed to provide information and resources to parents to "push for better care" during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and beyond.
Supporting Link: http://www.lamaze.org/PushForBetter
Action Activities: The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners provides educational and advocacy messages to members through the NAPNAP social media network.
Supporting Link: https://www.facebook.com/NAPNAP1973?ref=ts
Action Activities: The National WIC Association now has a National Strategic Plan for Breastfeeding Support.
Action Activities: BREAST holds 'Breast Nests" at almost every event for mothers to have a safe and cool spot to breastfeed their babies and where anyone can come and gain information about breastfeeding. BREAST also attends conferences and conventions to help educate the professionals about breastfeeding and to show them that the organization exists to help the breastfeeding mothers in the community.
Action Activities: Promoting breastfeeding as a healthcare imperative.
Supporting Link: http://flbreastfeeding.org/benefits.htm
Action Activities: The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition promotes breastfeeding at conferences, meetings and trainings sponsored by professional and community organizations.
Supporting Link: http://mnbreastfeedingcoalition.org