• Description

This report highlights structural barriers that women face during pregnancy, at the hospital, and in their first weeks and months at home after the baby is born -- including access to Baby-Friendly hospitals and certified lactation consultants, which are often lacking in neighborhoods of color. Our hope is that this foundational analysis gives a baseline to think more deeply about the barriers created by both policy and practice, and gives people the tools to take action to ensure that all women have the choice to breastfeed.