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Office of the Surgeon General (US); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); Office on Women's Health (US). The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. Rockville (MD): Office of the Surgeon General (US); 2011.

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Table 3Healthy People 2020 Objectives for Breastfeeding

ObjectiveBaseline (%)Target (%)
Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed (MICH 21)
 Ever74.0*81.9
 At 6 months43.5*60.6
 At 1 year22.7*34.1
 Exclusively through 3 months33.6*46.2
 Exclusively through 6 months14.1*25.5
Increase the proportion of employers that have worksite lactation support programs (MICH 22)2538
Reduce the proportion of breastfed newborns who receive formula supplementation within the first 2 days of life (MICH 23)24.2*14.2
Increase the proportion of live births that occur in facilities that provide recommended care for lactating mothers and their babies (MICH 24)2.98.1

MICH = Maternal, Infant, and Child Health.

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Immunization Survey, 2006 data.41

Source: Society for Human Resource Management Survey, 2009.132

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Breastfeeding Report Card—United States, 2009.231

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