In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 – 7, 2012, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health and the General Services Administration’s Federal Citizen Information Center have created the free Breastfeeding Resources Action Kit. With it, you can:

  • Learn the physical and psychological benefits of breastfeeding for both babies and moms

  • Discover the financial benefits of breastfeeding for families, employers and communities

  • Find out how to support breastfeeding in your own community

  • Get breastfeeding tips and much more

You can read, download or print the publications in the online kit below.

Online Kit

Breastfeeding Fact Sheet (.pdf 289 Kb)
Breastfeeding Fact Sheet - Spanish (.pdf 321 Kb)
The Surgeon General's Call to Action (.pdf 925 Kb)
Executive Summary: The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding (pdf 854 Kb)
A Business Case for Breastfeeding (.pdf 661 Kb)
Your Guide to Breastfeeding (.pdf 3.1 Mb)

Print Publication

To order free printed copies of Your Guide to Breastfeeding (.pdf 2.3 Mb), please fill out the order form below.