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Breastfeeding

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Department of Health and Human Services

Breastfeeding

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is committed to supporting breastfeeding families, increasing breastfeeding initiation and duration, and closing the breastfeeding gap between Black and white populations that remains persistent in Michigan. 

Stakeholders across Michigan have worked together to make substantial strides toward advancing breastfeeding support. MDHHS published the Michigan Breastfeeding Plan Summary of Successes which highlights several recent achievements.

As part of Michigan’s strategic vision of Zero preventable deaths and Zero health disparities, MDHHS released the 2024-2028 Advancing Healthy Births - An Equity Plan for Michigan Families & Communities. The Advancing Healthy Births plan focuses on sustainable actions and multifaceted approaches to improve outcomes for birthing people and their infants. To learn more about the plan, visit the Advancing Healthy Births website.

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Please contact Lizzy McDonald for more information on Michigan's breastfeeding initiatives.