NICHQ has led several large-scale quality improvement efforts to improve maternity care and increase breastfeeding rates in hospitals. One of these efforts is Best Fed Beginnings, a national initiative through a collaborative agreement with the CDC. The others are state-based initiatives, one in New York and one in Texas.

Throughout the pages of this breastfeeding section you will find resources on breastfeeding as well as information on NICHQ’s local and national quality improvement projects. We invite you to explore.

Our approach to improving breastfeeding support is deeply rooted in quality improvement methods and tools. And these methods are achieving impressive results, which you can see here and here.

We would be happy to discuss ways that NICHQ could help your hospital, region, or state achieve similar results through quality improvement. If you are interested in talking with us, please complete the information requested on the Contact page and someone from NICHQ will get back to you as soon as possible.