Although we know about the benefits of breastfeeding and that it helps lower healthcare costs is so many ways, encouraging and offering much needed assistance to new mothers who encounter problems is still not a priority in the United States.
The government had produced a plan and came up with realistic targets, Healthy People 2010 Breastfeeding Targets, that were only met by a few states. (If you click on the Healthy People link, that gives you a pdf document report card.)
So, now with a new government administration getting ready to take over, now is a good time to present President-Elect Barack Obama with a petition to ask and encourage him, and to impress on him the importance of making breastfeeding a priority within public health issues.
To sign the electronically sign the petition, you can click on this link: Breastfeeding Petition to President-Elect Obama.
I can’t sign it; I’m not American nor in the US. But many of you are. You can help make a difference.