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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: February 19, 2020 10:32 AM
From: Representative Mary Jo Daley
To: All House members
Subject: World Breastfeeding Week Resolution
Breastfeeding is one of the best investments in saving lives and improving the health of mothers and future generations. Breastfeeding protects children against a wide variety of infections and diseases, such as sudden infant death syndrome, diabetes and respiratory illnesses. In addition, breastfeeding can improve maternal health, lowering the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular disease.

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action seeks to protect and support breastfeeding across the world and annually recognizes “World Breastfeeding Week” as a means of highlighting the critical importance of breastfeeding children. Pennsylvania has made marked improvements in breastfeeding rates among infants over the past several years, but we still fall behind other states in meeting national breastfeeding benchmarks set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In an effort to address this issue and to support the overall goals of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, I plan to introduce a resolution to designate the week of August 1-7, 2020, as “World Breastfeeding Week” in Pennsylvania. Please join me in supporting this important resolution.

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Introduced as HR773