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

Caesarean Skin-to-skin Rate Improvements
Hospital Breaks Barriers for Cesarean Section Couplet

Incorporating system-level changes at hospitals to stop the separation of mother and baby post C-section has been a particularly challenging area for hospitals. But with months of coaching from NICHQ about how to implement system changes under their belt, nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center knew a recent scenario was an opportunity for change.

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