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Evidence-Based Strategies to Promote and Support Breastfeeding. State Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Programs Annual Training Meeting March 18, 2010. CDC DNPAO Breastfeeding Work Group. Percent Initiating Breastfeeding Among Children Born in 2006.
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State Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity ProgramsAnnual Training MeetingMarch 18, 2010
CDC DNPAO Breastfeeding Work Group
Data Sources: Pre-2000 – Ross Mothers’ Survey; 2000-present – CDC National Immunization Survey
Definition: Local programs that provide mothers with the knowledge & training they need to give breastfeeding information and support to other mothers in their communities.
Evidence: Peer support increases breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity.
Definition: Strategies to improve health professionals’ abilities to include recommended breastfeeding support in the care they provide.
Evidence: Professional support increases breastfeeding duration & exclusivity, especially when provided with other support interventions.
Definition: Inclusion of breastfeeding education in maternal education programs.
Evidence: Educating mothers increases breastfeeding initiation & duration.
Definition: Tools to communicate about & support breastfeeding programs.
Evidence: Media campaigns & social marketing may improve attitudes towards breastfeeding.
Definition: Policies to improve health care practices that influence breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity.
Evidence: Institutional changes effectively increase breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity.
Approach: Implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
Suzanne Haydu, MPH, RD
Leona Shields, PHN, RN, NP, MFT
Definition: Policies and programs to support employed mothers to begin and continue breastfeeding.
Evidence: Continued breastfeeding depends on women’s ability to breastfeed/express milk during work hours.
policies and programs that
ensure equitable support from employers and child care providers for continued breastfeeding.
Carol Hendrix, BS, IBCLC
Definition: Strategic and multisectoral national, state, and local collaborations to improve breastfeeding rates.
Evidence: Emerging, with strong evidence from related health topics that multisectoral collaboration enhances effectiveness, sustainability, and reach of health promotion efforts.
Approach: Engage state and local breastfeeding coalitions as strategic partners in statewide obesity prevention programs.
US Breastfeeding Committee: www.usbreastfeeding.org
State and national data from the CDC mPINC Survey
CDC Healthier Worksite Initiative
HHS Business Case for Breastfeeding
National Business Group on Health
US Breastfeeding Committee
For Further Information:
(see handout for details)
Principles of Health Care Ethics and the WHO/UNICEF 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
National Business Group on Health Issue Brief: Workplace Breastfeeding Programs: Employer Case Studies
CoalitionsWork™ Tools and Resources
In your handout:
CDC Breastfeeding Work Group
The findings and conclusions in this presentation are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.