Arizona enjoys a relatively high breastfeeding rate compared to the rest of the country- with 78% of all newborns being breastfed. But we can always do better, that’s why we’re joining the rest of the world in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, which promotes the health and well-being of mothers, babies and families throughout the world. Studies show that most pregnant women want to breastfeed after they deliver, but face various problems. Recently released CDC data shows breastfeeding rates in Arizona are above the national average.
ADHS partners with hospitals to implement the Arizona Baby Steps to Breastfeeding Success program to improve our performance. We also have information for Moms and Families and Health Professionals that help us reach our goals. Folks can learn more about nursing on our website, at local our local WIC offices and (coming soon) in 28 of Arizona’s hospitals.