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

Hispanic Mother Nursing
The Value of Increasing Exclusive Breastfeeding along the Texas-Mexico Border

With almost 9,000 births per year, The Women's Hospital at Renaissance in Texas' Rio Grande Valley is the area's busiest birthing center. Like other communities along the Texas-Mexico border, most "Valley" residents are Hispanic, and the population is characterized by high rates of poverty, low rates of health insurance coverage, and significant health disparities, including high rates of obesity and diabetes. 

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