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Long-Term Breastfeeding Support: Failing Mothers in Need

This study analyzed mothers reports of breastfeeding care experiences from pregnancy through infancy. The results showed that mothers often felt that the education and support they received was cursory and inadequate. Some mothers received misinformation or encountered practitioners who were hostile or indifferent to breastfeeding. Mothers were not often given referrals to available resources, even after reporting breastfeeding challenges.

Tarrant County Resource Guide: English & Spanish

Tarrant County created this resource guide to promote and increase community clinical linkages as part of the CPHMC project. This guide provides contact information for health and wellness, housing, food […]

Making New London County Breastfeeding Friendly

Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) presented this poster at NWA’s Annual Conference in April 2017. This poster highlighted their local work on breastfeeding during the CPHMC project. Activities […]

Impact of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative on Breastfeeding and Child Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review

Adherence to the BFHI Ten Steps has a positive impact on short-term, medium-term and long-term breastfeeding (BF) outcomes. There is a dose-response relationship between the number of BFHI steps women are exposed to and the likelihood of improved BF outcomes (early BF initiation, exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) at hospital discharge, any BF and EBF duration). Community support (step 10) appears to be essential for sustaining breastfeeding impacts of BFHI in the longer term.