AbstractExtension has many opportunities to promote breastfeeding, one of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant, and herself. This manuscript describes how and why Cooperative Extension can partner with federal and state efforts to promote breastfeeding. Rutgers Family and Community Health Sciences department members served on state workgroups to identify and implement evidence-based strategies to promote breastfeeding in the health care, childcare, and worksite settings. Extension is an important public health partner, providing technical assistance, content expertise, and resources that meet the needs of its community.
SubjectsBreastfeeding, Baby friendly, Obesity--Prevention, Child care, Worksite wellness, Industrial hygiene
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