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Breastfeeding Program

Happy breastfeeding family

DC Health is committed to helping families have positive and successful breastfeeding experiences. This commitment is facilitated through a multi-sector approach to promote a community-wide breastfeeding friendly culture within the District. DC Health uses a data driven and outcome oriented approach to create breastfeeding program and policy development. This approach includes strengthening public and private partnerships within community organizations such as hospitals, health centers and workplaces to achieve equitable breastfeeding outcomes for all District residents.

District of Columbia Breastfeeding Rights:

Under the District of Columbia Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, a woman has a right to breastfeed her child in any location, public of private, where she has the right to be with her child, without respect to whether the mother’s breast or any part of it is uncovered during or incidental to the breastfeeding of her child. The law also mandates employers’ accommodations for breastfeeding.

If you feel you have been discriminated against under the Act, contact the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights at (202) 272-4559 or

District of Columbia Breastfeeding Rights Resources

Breastfeeding Advocacy

Breastfeeding Data & Reports

Service Contact: 
Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau- WIC Program
Contact Phone: 
(202) 442-9397
Contact Fax: 
(202) 535-1710
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau, Community Health Administration
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Service Location: 

899 North Capitol Street, NE

GIS Address: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE