Breast feeding

Innovations

Technology-Facilitated Education and Consultations With Lactation Specialists Triple Breastfeeding Rates Among Low-Income Minority Women in Primary Care Clinics 05/26/14

Two obstetrics/gynecology clinics in the Bronx, New York, offered a breastfeeding counseling, education, and support program to low-income, minority women with healthy pregnancies who came to the...

Urban Healthy Start Program Offers Support at Each Stage of Childbearing Cycle, Leading to Fewer Low- and Very Low–Birthweight Babies 08/09/13

Baltimore Healthy Start, a nonprofit community-based organization, works to reduce infant mortality among the largely African-American population it serves by offering a comprehensive series of...

Voluntary Citywide Initiative To Support Mothers Who Choose To Breastfeed Attracts Many Hospitals, Wins Support of Medical Community 05/23/13

A citywide initiative of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Latch On NYC asks the city's public and private maternity hospitals to commit voluntarily to concrete steps to...

Home Visit for All Newborns To Assess Risk of Child Maltreatment Improves Parenting Skills, Reduces Medical Emergencies, and Generates Positive Return on Investment 05/07/13

To promote healthy infant development and reduce child maltreatment and abuse, Durham Connects offers all families with newborns in Durham County, NC, the opportunity for a nurse to come to the...

Dedicated Inpatient Unit Improves Outcomes and Generates High Satisfaction for Women With Severe Perinatal Depression 09/07/12

The University of North Carolina Center for Women's Mood Disorders created the Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit to serve women with severe perinatal depression. This standalone unit features a...

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Latch On NYC 05/09/14

Latch On NYC is a citywide initiative designed to support mothers who choose to breastfeed. The initiative includes a public awareness campaign highlighting the health benefits of breast milk, such as reducing the risk of ear infections, diarrhea...

Implementing The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding 03/31/11

This toolkit, published by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, addresses the Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding.

Part 1: Guidelines for Data Collection is designed to aid hospitals and...

Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative 09/03/08

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) USA is implementing the global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that...

An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding For American Indian and Alaska Native Families 12/17/07

This 15-page booklet provides information about breastfeeding to help American Indian and Alaska Native women.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding for infants, mothers, the community, and the...
Maternal and Child Health Library 12/17/07

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library is a virtual guide to MCH information. It offers a combination of MCH information compiled by library staff and pathways to the best MCH information available on other Web sites, from organizations and...

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