Sign On Letter Delivered to Congress: Support Emergency Funding for Infant and Young Child Feeding

The USBC has delivered an organizational sign on letter urging members of Congress to direct $10 million in supplemental funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E) in the fourth Congressional COVID-19 response package. In responding to this crisis, it is critical that Congress support the breastfeeding field in adapting to deliver lactation support services in the context of restraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This supplemental funding would support community-level interventions designed to mitigate the impact of this public health emergency while building the capacity and resilience of local agents to implement community-driven programming that centers the needs of disproportionately impacted populations. The letter was signed by 42 international, national, and tribal organizations and 42 regional, state, and local organizations and was delivered to Senators Shelby, Leahy, Blunt, and Murray and Representatives Lowey, Granger, DeLauro, and Cole. 

 

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