The Recipe for Breastfeeding Support in America

The Recipe for Breastfeeding Support in America

by Erin L O'Reilly
The Recipe for Breastfeeding Support in America

The Recipe for Breastfeeding Support in America

by Erin L O'Reilly


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Breastfeeding is essential for health, but breastfeeding families need support for this work! The US is failing them by proper support, such as national paid family leave, adequate data and research, national health care coverage, and supportive laws. Meanwhile, there are ample data, research, and subsidies for cow's milk and formula supplements. This book, The Recipe for Breastfeeding Support in America, proposes a national plan for breastfeeding support.

Erin O'Reilly is a La Leche League Leader and Lactation Consultant who has worked in WIC and Breastfeeding Coalitions, coaching parents through their tough work balancing the job of breastfeeding against an already delicate work/life balance. She has seen their struggles and heard their calls for support!

This book was written to address the grievous lack of breastfeeding support in US policies, laws, employment, economics and health care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781734438802
Publisher: Healthy Nourishment, LLC
Publication date: 12/12/2020
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Erin L. O'Reilly is an RN, MSNR, IBCLC, volunteer La Leche League Leader, former WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator, Public Health Nurse, Past President of the St. Louis Breastfeeding Coalition, and member of the Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition, the US Breastfeeding Coalition, the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA), and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). She lives and works with the breastfeeding community in St. Louis, Missouri.

Table of Contents


1. Physiological Health

2. Developmental and Mental Health

3. Gender, Work, Racial, and Health Equity

4. Economic Health

5. Environmental Health

6. Maternal Empowerment

7. Social Health

Recommended Breastfeeding Support Ingredients for the United States

Immediate Action Steps Mothers and Others Can Take

Final Statement




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