AAP Breastfeeding Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about the first six months of a baby's life, followed by breastfeeding in combination with the introduction of foods until at least 12 months of age, and continuation of breastfeeding for as long as mutually desired by mother and baby. 

CDC Breastfeeding Report Card

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Breastfeeding Report Card provides state-by state data to help public health practitioners, health professionals, community members, child care providers, and family members work together to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The Report Card indicators measure types of support in key community settings as well as the most current data on breastfeeding goals outlined in Healthy People 2020. Review the CDC Report Card to see how Michigan compares to other states and to learn about other breastfeeding support indicators.