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 Breastfeeding In A Cafe
Finding Breastfeeding Support: From Airports to Football Stadiums

While there are statewide initiatives to improve breastfeeding support for new moms, community support is also key to their comfort and success. Hospitals and groups like Women, Infant and Children (WIC) foster that kind of support, and other organizations are starting to fill in gaps to ensure that moms have the resources they need to breastfeed or pump in public spaces.

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