Topic: Breastfeeding
  • Join NICHQ's Breastfeeding Community Today

    Join the Conversation

    Come participate in our breastfeeding group in the NICHQ Collaboratory. In this online forum you can collaborate with others doing similar work, discover tips for implementing evidence-based maternity care practices, post and respond to questions, share resources and more.

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    Improving support for families and babies

    Helping to support a mother’s choice to breastfeed when safe and viable is a public health priority, so NICHQ works with hospitals, birthing facilities and communities to increase support for mothers who choose to breastfeed.

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Featured Resource

A Modle Infant Feeding Policy for Baby-Friendly Designation

Breastfeeding Resources: Baby-Friendly Step 1

This resource provides infant breastfeeding policy templates to use as a guide when developing a hospitals infant feeding policy which is the first step of the Baby-Friendly Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

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Featured Story

Woman and Infant With Worker
WIC Reps Bridge Gap Between Community and Hospitals through Breastfeeding Support

With both large urban and rural areas in Texas, sharing consistent and accurate information about the benefits of breastfeeding with mothers and healthcare workers is an enormous undertaking. One statewide initiative, the Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative, is harnessing the power of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) staff, using them as conduits for communicating evidence-based practices and offering guidance to both mothers and healthcare providers.

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