Improve the health of Ohio citizens by working collaboratively to protect, promote and support breastfeeding and human milk feeding.
- In the early postpartum period to 81.9%
- At 6 months to 60.6%
- At 12 months to 34.1%
- Exclusively for 3 months to 46.2%
- Exclusively for 6 months to 25.5%
Increase the number of employers who provide worksite breastfeeding support programs to 38%.
Reduce the proportion of breastfed newborns who receive formula supplementation within the first 2 days of life.
Increase the proportion of live births that occur in facilities that provide recommended care for lactating mothers and their babies.
Increase public awareness of breastfeeding as a health care intervention and disease prevention strategy for maternal and child health conditions, which include but are not limited to: obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancers, etc.
Develop networks for sharing and disseminating information among groups and individuals in Ohio interested in improving the health of mothers and infants/children through breastfeeding.