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Hospital Staff Armed with Skills to Support New Moms at Breastfeeding Boot Camp

By Tarrant County WIC

Tarrant County created this poster to highlight their local work on their breastfeeding boot camps during the CPHMC project. The poster was presented at NWA’s Annual Conference in May 2016.

As part of the Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children project, Tarrant County WIC determined that providing training to hospital staff would be an effective way to boost local breastfeeding rates. Having heard of the success of a training developed for this audience, which resulted in 10% increase in exclusive breastfeeding rates in 3 hospitals, Tarrant County WIC reached out to its creators to learn more. Lactation staff from City of Dallas WIC, Parkland Hospital, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, and Charlton Methodist Medical Center used the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding published by UNICEF and WHO to guide the content of their Baby Friendly Skills Workshop. Prepared with an evidenced-based plan and shared lessons learned, Tarrant County WIC contacted lactation staff from John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) and Medical Center Arlington (MCA) to discuss emulating the successful training model. The newly formed training team committed quickly and developed training materials, hosting their first training only two months later.

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Date Added
December 5, 2017

Tarrant County WIC (2016) Hospital Staff Armed with Skills to Support New Moms at Breastfeeding Boot Camp. Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/10/TCPH_NWA-Poster-Final.pdf