The following represents NICHQ's portfolio of breastfeeding projects:
Best Fed Beginnings
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
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
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.