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Worksite Breastfeeding Support Model Policy

Provide and encourage your employer to adopt the Breastfeeding Support Model Policy.  The policy provides a framework for businesses to support breastfeeding employees and includes information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which requires employers (with ≥ 50 employees) to provide nursing mothers with:

1) reasonable break time to express breast milk for one year after her child’s birth each time such employee has the need to express breast milk; and

2) a private space, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion of others, to express breast milk.

US Breastfeeding Report Card

The CDC Breastfeeding Report Card provides state-by-state data to help public health practitioners, health professionals, community members, child care providers, and family members work together to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Hospital Practices to Support Breastfeeding

The Baby- Friendly Hospital Initiative describes Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding that have been shown to increase breastfeeding rates by providing support to mothers.

Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) in South Dakota

The 2013 mPINC report describes specific opportunities to improve mother-baby care at hospitals and birth centers in South Dakota in order to more successfully meet national quality of care standards for perinatal care.

Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin outlined steps that can be taken to remove some of the obstacles faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies.

Model Policies

Worksite Breastfeeding Support Model Policy

Provide and encourage your employer to adopt the Breastfeeding Support Model Policy.  The policy provides a framework for businesses to support breastfeeding employees and includes information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which requires employers (with ≥ 50 employees) to provide nursing mothers with:

1) reasonable break time to express breast milk for one year after her child’s birth each time such employee has the need to express breast milk; and

2) a private space, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion of others, to express breast milk.

Healthy South Dakota Concessions Model Policy

This policy was developed to assist local communities in improving the concession stand (or c-stand) nutrition environment and to promote healthy eating among youth and families.

Toolkits

CDC Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit

To promote the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and support youth physical activity, CDC and several partner organizations developed the Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit, which highlights strategies that schools, families, and communities can use to support youth physical activity.