The following professional organizations and agencies and others actively endorse and promote breastfeeding as the optimal way to feed infants:

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, (1994)

American Academy of Family Physicians, (2001)

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), (1997)

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, (2000)

American College of Nurse Midwives, (1992)

American Dietetic Association, (2005)

American Public Health Association, (2007)

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, (1999)

California Department of Public Health (1996)

International Lactation Consultants Association, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, (2003)

U.S. Federal Government:

U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce (2008)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

World Health Organization