Resources for Care Providers and Breastfeeding Supporters

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

Surgeon General's Call to ActionIn the United States, most mothers want – and try – to breastfeed. Unfortunately, one mother’s interest alone is not always enough to make breastfeeding possible. Rates of breastfeeding in the United States vary widely because of the multiple and complex barriers mothers face when starting and continuing to breastfeed.

With this Call to Action, the Surgeon General seeks to make it possible for every mother who wishes to breastfeed to be able to do so by shifting how we as a nation think and talk about breastfeeding.

The information below summarizes some of the key findings and action steps from the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding.

Action Guides

Executive Summary

Complete Report

Additional Resources



Heart of Texas Lactation Consultants (HOTLCs)

HOTLCs is a professional organization dedicated to the support of IBCLCs and those aspiring to become an IBCLC.  Meetings are held quarterly and typically focus on improving clinical practice with reviews of case studies and round table discussions of lactation practice issues.  You can join by sending a request to



Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Clinical Protocols

Non-Pharmacologic Management of Procedure-Related Pain in the Breastfeeding Infant – English

Peripartum BF Management – English

Supplementation – English

Going Home/Discharge – English

Engorgement  – English

Mastitis – English

Cosleeping and Breastfeeding – English

Human Milk Storage – English

Jaundice – English

Hypoglycemia – English

Breastfeeding the Near-term Infant    (currently under revision) – English

Neonatal Ankyloglossia   (currently under revision) – English

NICU Graduate Going Home    (currently under revision) – English

Breastfeeding the Hypotonic Infant – English

Guidelines for Breastfeeding Infants with Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, or Cleft Lip and Palate – English

Galactogogues – English

Contraception and Breastfeeding – English

Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Breastfeeding Mother – English

Use of Antidepressants in Nursing Mothers – English

Breastfeeding and the Drug-Dependant Woman – English

The Breastfeeding-Friendly Physicians’ Office Part 1: Optimizing Care for Infants and Children – English

Model Hospital Policy – English

Breastfeeding Promotion in the Prenatal Setting – English




Texas Ten Step and Star Achiever program

Learn about the Texas Ten Step Program here:

Learn about the Star Achiever Program and how your facility can participate here: