Workshop Summary

Paula Tarnapol Whitacre and Sheila Moats, Rapporteurs

Food and Nutrition Board



Washington, D.C.


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UPDATING THE USDA NATIONAL Breastfeeding Campaign Workshop Summary Paula Tarnapol Whitacre and Sheila Moats, Rapporteurs Food and Nutrition Board

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THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001 NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Govern- ing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineer- ing, and the Institute of Medicine. This study was supported by Contract No. AG-3198-C-10-0017 between the Na- tional Academy of Sciences and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project. International Standard Book Number-13: 978-0-309-21919-8 International Standard Book Number-10: 0-309-21919-1 Additional copies of this report are available from the National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Lockbox 285, Washington, DC 20055; (800) 624-6242 or (202) 334-3313 (in the Washington metropolitan area); Internet, http://www.nap. edu. For more information about the Institute of Medicine, visit the IOM home page at: www.iom.edu. Copyright 2011 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America The serpent has been a symbol of long life, healing, and knowledge among almost all cultures and religions since the beginning of recorded history. The serpent ad- opted as a logotype by the Institute of Medicine is a relief carving from ancient Greece, now held by the Staatliche Museen in Berlin. Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. Updating the USDA Na- tional Breastfeeding Campaign: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The Na- tional Academies Press.

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“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” — Goethe Advising the Nation. Improving Health.

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PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR UPDATING THE USDA NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING CAMPAIGN: A WORKSHOP* RAFAEL PÉREZ-ESCAMILLA (Chair), Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, and Director, Office of Community Health, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven KARAN DIMARTINO, Marketing and Outreach Manager, Nutrition Division, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston GAIL G. HARRISON, Professor, School of Public Health, and Director, Center for Global and Immigrant Health, University of California, Los Angeles M. JANE HEINIG, Executive Director and Academic Administrator, Human Lactation Center, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis JAMES H. LINDENBERGER, Director, Center for Social Marketing at the College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa CAROLE PETERSON, Coordinator, Indiana Regional Lactation Center and Tippecanoe/White County WIC Program, National WIC Association Breastfeeding Committee Chairperson, Lafayette Study Staff SHEILA MOATS, Study Director JULIA HOGLUND, Research Associate HEATHER BREINER, Program Associate ANTON L. BANDY, Financial Associate GERALDINE KENNEDO, Administrative Assistant LINDA D. MEYERS, Director, Food and Nutrition Board *Institute of Medicine planning committees (IOM) are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteur and the institution. v

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Reviewers This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with pro- cedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Adam Burns, Strategic Planning and Research, Porter Novelli, Washington, DC Gail G. Harrison, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles Hope Kenefick, HWK Consulting, Barrington, NH Carol A. MacGowan, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Hugh H. Tilson, University of North Carolina. Appointed by the Institute of Medicine, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Re- sponsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authors and the institution. vii

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Contents OVERVIEW 1 1 Opening Session 5 2 What Has Changed? 15 3 Lessons Learned from Other Social Marketing and Breastfeeding Campaigns 33 4 Where Does the Breastfeeding Campaign Go from Here? 55 5 Responses and Concluding Remarks 75 APPENDIXES A Workshop Agenda 83 B Planning Committee and Speaker Biographical Sketches 87 C Workshop Attendees 97 D Abbreviations and Acronyms 99 E Excerpts from Comments Received on the Institute of Medicine’s Website for the Workshop to Update the USDA National Breastfeeding Campaign 101 ix

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