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Federal/State:Washington
Bill:WA SB 6298 - Create breastfeeding-friendly sites for hospitals and birthing centers
Summary:Would require that the Department of Health (DOH) create the Breastfeeding-Friendly Washington designation for hospitals and birthing centers that support and encourage breastfeeding. To participate in this voluntary program, hospitals and birthing centers would submit their breastfeeding policies and supporting documentation with an application to DOH. DOH would then review and approve policies that meet designation requirements and issues a designation based on the number of steps met by the hospital.
Sponsor(s):Senator Randi Becker (R)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Washington
Bill:WA HB 2329 - Breastfeeding friendly Washington
Summary:The department of health shall create the breastfeeding-friendly Washington designations and may adopt rules to recognize the level of achievement by participating hospitals, health care providers, workplaces, and child day care centers.
Sponsor(s):Riccelli
Status:
As of 2/6/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Washington
Bill:WA HB 2329 - Breastfeeding friendly Washinton state
Summary:Would create the breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation.
Sponsor(s):Marcus Riccelli (D)
Status:
As of 2/16/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.