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Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace is Welcome at Local Businesses in Dunklin County

By Dunklin County Health Department

Dunklin County created this poster to highlight their local work with breastfeeding friendly businesses as part of the CPHMC project. This poster was presented at NWA’s Annual Conference in April 2017.

The Dunklin County Health Department was one of 15 agencies in Cohort #2 around the country awarded the Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children’s grant by the National WIC Association. The purpose of the project is to develop initiatives to reduce chronic disease rates in our respective communities. According to 2014 County Health rankings, Dunklin County ranks 115th among Missouri’s 115 counties for health outcomes and 111th for health factors. Many pregnant women seek medical care through a primary care physician and delay their OB/GYN visits until their last trimester. Additionally, 47% of pregnant women in Dunklin County being served by WIC had limited knowledge of breastfeeding – only 3.89% fully breastfed, 6.11% partially breastfed and 42.78% postpartum. Based upon these low numbers, they wanted to increase awareness of the nutritional benefits of breastfeeding for the child and the mother’s health. Based upon these alarming statistics, a detailed community action plan was developed targeting 5 objectives. With the support of the community and coalition members, the project remains active and a work in progress.

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Date Added
December 5, 2017

Dunklin County Health Department (2017) Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace is Welcome at Local Businesses in Dunklin County. Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/12/Dunklin-Poster-Final.pdf