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

Breastfeeding Care Team

Prenatal to Postpartum Continuum of Care Provides Benefits for Mothers Choosing to Breastfeed

Educating mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding before they enter the hospital increases the likelihood mothers will choose the beneficial feeding method. However, building bridges between care providers, community groups and hospitals can be surprisingly difficult. One community participating in the New York State Breastfeeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals (BQIH) Learning Collaborative has figured it out.

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