Joint Letter Urging FY21 Funding for CDC Breastfeeding Programs Delivered

USBC delivered a joint letter urging members of Congress to direct $13 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Hospitals Promoting Breastfeeding program in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies bill. This funding level is critically needed to support the breastfeeding field to adapt lactation support services in the context of restraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to build upon multi-year, multi-pronged initiatives that support breastfeeding families in maternity care settings, communities, and workplaces. The letter has been signed by 27 international, national, and tribal organizations and 29 regional, state, and local organizations. USBC delivered the letter to Senators Shelby (R-AL), Leahy (D-VT), Blunt (R-MO), Murray (D-WA), Merkley (D-OR), and Murkowski (R-AK).

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