Relevant Population CharacteristicsBreastfeeding is most common among mothers who are in the Mountain states, of White or Hispanic ethnicity, older, college-educated, and not enrolled in WIC. Mothers are more likely to continue to breastfeed beyond the newborn period if they are not employed outside the home, or if they work part-time. The most common reasons that mothers fail to breastfeed for the first year include lack of support, work or school, embarrassment, and perception of inadequate milk. Employers are encouraged to implement workplace policies to protect and support breastfeeding mothers. Mothers are encouraged to discuss this with their employers.