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Action 10. Include basic support for breastfeeding as a standard of care for midwives, obstetricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and pediatricians.

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Implementation Strategies

  • Define standards for clinical practice that will ensure continuity of care for pregnant women and mother-baby pairs in the first four weeks of life
  • Conduct analyses and disseminate their findings on the comparative effectiveness of different models for integrating skilled lactation support into settings where midwives, obstetricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and pediatricians practice

 

USBC Resources

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National Activities

  Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Phone: 914-740-2115

Email: abm@bfmed.org

Website: http://www.bfmed.org

Action Activities: The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine continues to produce evidence-based clinical protocols and revise existing protocols every 5 years in multiple languages.


Supporting Link: http://www.bfmed.org/Resources/Protocols.aspx


  American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics

Phone: 847-434-4000

Email: lactation@aap.org

Website: http://www.aap.org

Action Activities: With the encouragement and strong support of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration, the America Academy of Pediatrics and its many collaborating partners updated the Bright Futures Guidelines as a uniform set of recommendations for health care professionals. AAP has developed the Breastfeeding...The First Immunization and Obesity Prevention Begins with Breastfeeding posters to raise awareness of the link between breastfeeding and health promotion.


Supporting Link: http://www2.aap.org/breastfeeding/healthProfessionaIsResourceGuide.html


  Baby Café USA

Baby Café USA

Phone: 781-507-1980

Email: lucia@babycafeusa.org

Website: http://www.babycafeusa.org

Action Activities: BCUSA encourages all cafes to link with other health services, and to invite them to attend Cafes for education.


Supporting Link: http://babycafeusa.org see: how to set up a cafe


  Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

Phone: 919-966-3774

Email: cgbi@unc.edu

Website: http://cgbi.sph.unc.edu

Action Activities: The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute is developing ongoing research exploring the effectiveness of various approaches to increasing basic breastfeeding support.


Supporting Link: http://breastfeeding.sph.unc.edu/what-we-do/research/


  Centering Healthcare Institute

Centering Healthcare Institute

Action Activities: Breastfeeding outcome tracking is one of the measures we expect our CenteringPregnancy sites to include in their data collection


Supporting Link:


  International Childbirth Education Association

International Childbirth Education Association

Phone: 919-863-9487

Email: info@icea.org

Website: http://www.icea.org

Action Activities: ICEA provides breastfeeding information on the web site for resources for both parents and profession as well as a regularly updated facebook page and blog with current, evidence-based information


Supporting Link: http://icea.org


  Lamaze International

Lamaze International

Phone: 202-367-1128

Email: info@lamaze.org

Website: http://www.lamaze.org

Action Activities: Lamaze International disseminates research and evidence-based practices that support breastfeeding as a standard of care through publications in the Journal of Perinatal Education, the Lamaze newsletter/blog Science and Sensibility, and through the Lamaze website.


Supporting Link: http://www.lamaze.org/


  National Perinatal Association

National Perinatal Association

Action Activities: Transcultural Position statement


Supporting Link:


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State/Community Activities

Florida Breastfeeding Coalition

Florida Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: Website links and educational info on the benefits of breastfeeding.


Supporting Link: http://flbreastfeeding.org/benefits.htm


Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Phone: 7854774666

Email: bandy@kansas.net

Website: http://ksbreastfeeding.org

Action Activities: The KBC has partnered with the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatricians to create and implement a "Breastfeeding Friendly Physician's Practice" designation. Once enrolled in the designation program, the practice receives a free 1-hour "lunch-and-learn" presentation along with a tool kit of resources. Enrolled practices also participate in quarterly webinars on lactation-specific topics using the USBC's Core Competencies as the content outline. The KBC assists with the development and presentation of all trainings for this project.


Supporting Link: http://ksbreastfeeding.org/physicians/


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