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Family Leave, Workplace Policies, State Laws

Approach: Provide trainings and other supports on workplace Mother-Friendly breastfeeding support policies (e.g., employer-provided break time and private space to breastfeed) across the state/jurisdiction

NPM: 4 - Breastfeeding

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Employers/Workplaces; State/National

Group Education

Approach: Promote the use of group education for pregnant women around breastfeeding practices

NPM: 4 - Breastfeeding

Evidence: Mixed Evidence

Target Audience: Mother/family (through home visitors, community health workers, and health care providers)

Home Visits (Professionals Other than Lactation Consultants or Peer Counselors)

Approach: Provide training and coaching to MIECHV home visiting staff to promote breastfeeding best practices

NPM: 4 - Breastfeeding

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Mother/family (through home visitors, community health workers, and health care providers)

Hospital Policies

Approach: Promote Baby Friendly policies for hospital systems across the state/jurisdiction

NPM: 4 - Breastfeeding

Evidence: Mixed Evidence

Target Audience: Provider/Practice

Lactation Consultants

Approach: Maintain a 24-hour breastfeeding hotline staffed by a bilingual certified lactation consultant

NPM: 4 - Breastfeeding

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Mother/family (through home visitors, community health workers, and health care providers)

Peer Counselors

Approach: Utilize breastfeeding peer counselors through WIC programs

NPM: 4 - Breastfeeding

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Mother/family (through home visitors, community health workers, and health care providers)

Provider Training (Stand-Alone)

Approach: Provide training to health care providers around breastfeeding best practices

NPM: 4 - Breastfeeding

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Provider/Practice

WIC Food Package Change

Approach: Enhance the number of families participating in the fully-breastfed WIC food package change

NPM: 4 - Breastfeeding

Evidence: Mixed Evidence

Target Audience: State/National

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.