Projects

The following represents NICHQ's portfolio of breastfeeding projects:

Best Fed Beginnings 
Status: Active
This project is helping hospitals nationwide make quality improvements to maternity care practices to obtain “Baby-Friendly” status and better support mothers and babies who choose to breastfeed. 

Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative
Status: Active
This project is helping Texas hospitals use quality improvement methods to improve exclusive breastfeeding rates inside and outside birthing centers. 

New York State Breastfeeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals
Status: Complete
This project helped 12 New York hospitals increase exclusive breastfeeding rates and the duration of any breastfeeding among new mothers, especially low-income women participating in WIC and Medicaid. Participants improved hospital and worksite policies, practices, systems and environmental supports for breastfeeding.