Hospital Policy and Practice

Health-care providers, you play an important role in supporting breastfeeding. Maternity care policy and practices have been found to impact a mother's decision to initiate breastfeeding and how long she continues to breastfeed.

Click here to read the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) publications:

Resources on breastfeeding initiatives: 

Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Ban the Bags Initiative

The Joint Commission’s Perinatal Care Core Measure Set with a core measure on exclusive breast milk feeding.

 

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Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding

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