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Birth and Beyond California: Hospital Training & Quality 

Goals, Problems, Program Activities, Who Benefits, Who Provides Services, and Funding

Birth and Beyond California: Hospital Training & Quality Improvement Project

Program Description and Background

Breastfeeding Awareness

  • Breasfeeding Maps

  • Breastfeeding Rights Card Resources

    Background, Steps, Printing, and Suggestion for Use

  • Breastfeeding Statistics

  • C

    California Department of Health Services

    California Laws

  • D

    Distance Learning Breastfeeding Courses

  • E

    Educational Materials - Handouts and Information Sheets

    Handouts, fact sheets, and helpful information about breastfeeding

  • Benefits of Breastfeeding, English (PDF)Opens a new browser window....Spanish
  • Collecting and Storing Breastmilk, English (PDF)Opens a new browser window....Spanish
  • Getting Ready for Child Care, English (PDF)Opens a new browser window....Spanish
  • How Does Formula Compare to Breastmilk? English (PDF)Opens a new browser window....Spanish
  • How Does Formula Compare to Breastmilk? English Poster (PDF)Opens a new browser window....Spanish
  • How to Know if Your Baby is Getting Enough Breastmilk, English (PDF)Opens a new browser window....Spanish
  • Sample Schedule for Expressing Breastmilk at Work, English (PDF)Opens a new browser window....Spanish
  • What to Expect in the First Week of Breastfeeding, English (PDF)Opens a new browser window....Spanish l Chinese
  • Working and Breastfeeding, English (PDF)Opens a new browser window....Spanish
  • The “Right to Breastfeeding in Public” Card

  • Information on the printing and use of the "Right to Breastfeed" card
  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Emergency Preparedness: Infant and Young Child Care and Feeding
  • F

    Fact Sheet for the Breastfeeding Program

    Goals, Problems, Program Activities, Who Benefits, Who Provides Services, and Funding

    Family Planning

  • G

    Going Back to Work or School

  • H

    Hospital Breastfeeding Data

  • I

    Infant Feeding Guidelines

  • J

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    Laws in California

  • Letter to Hospital Administrators

  • Links to Useful Websites

  • Professional Associations and Resources/  US Government Sites
  • Promotional Organizations/ Coalitions and Programs
  • Journals/ California Department of Public Health
  • California Department of Health Care Services/ Other California Sites 
  • Local Help

  • M

    Medications

  • Model Hospital Policy Recommendations On-Line Toolkit

  • Individual Model Hospital Policy Recommendations & Toolkit Links 

  • Policy #1: Hospitals should promote and support breastfeeding.
  • Policy #2: Nurses, certified nurse midwives, physicians and other health professionals with expertise regarding the benefits and management of breastfeeding should educate pregnant and postpartum women when the opportunity for education exists, for example, during prenatal classes, in clinical settings, and at discharge teaching.
  • Policy #3: The hospital will encourage medical staff to perform a breast exam on all pregnant women and provide anticipatory guidance for conditions that could affect breastfeeding. Breastfeeding mothers will have an assessment of the breast prior to discharge and will receive anticipatory guidance regarding conditions that might affect breastfeeding.
  • Policy #4: Hospital prenatal staff should support the mother’s choice to breastfeed and encourage exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months.
  • Policy #5: Nurses, certified nurse midwives, and physicians should encourage new mothers to hold their newborns skin to skin during the first two hours following birth and as much as possible thereafter, unless contraindicated.
  • Policy #6: Mothers and infants should be assessed for effective breastfeeding. Mothers should be offered instruction in breastfeeding as indicated.
  • Policy #7: Artificial nipples and pacifiers should be discouraged for healthy, breastfeeding infants.
  • Policy #8: Sterile water, glucose water, and artificial milk should not be given to a breastfeeding infant without the mother’s informed consent and/or physician’s specific order.
  • Policy #9: Mothers and infants should be encouraged to remain together during the hospital stay.
  • Policy #10: At discharge, mothers should be given information regarding community resources for breastfeeding support.
  • N

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    On-Line Toolkit For Model Hospital Policy Recommendations

  • Individual Model Hospital Policy Recommendations & Toolkit Links 

  • Policy #1: Hospitals should promote and support breastfeeding.
  • Policy #2: Nurses, certified nurse midwives, physicians and other health professionals with expertise regarding the benefits and management of breastfeeding should educate pregnant and postpartum women when the opportunity for education exists, for example, during prenatal classes, in clinical settings, and at discharge teaching.
  • Policy #3: The hospital will encourage medical staff to perform a breast exam on all pregnant women and provide anticipatory guidance for conditions that could affect breastfeeding. Breastfeeding mothers will have an assessment of the breast prior to discharge and will receive anticipatory guidance regarding conditions that might affect breastfeeding.
  • Policy #4: Hospital prenatal staff should support the mother’s choice to breastfeed and encourage exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months.
  • Policy #5: Nurses, certified nurse midwives, and physicians should encourage new mothers to hold their newborns skin to skin during the first two hours following birth and as much as possible thereafter, unless contraindicated.
  • Policy #6: Mothers and infants should be assessed for effective breastfeeding. Mothers should be offered instruction in breastfeeding as indicated.
  • Policy #7: Artificial nipples and pacifiers should be discouraged for healthy, breastfeeding infants.
  • Policy #8: Sterile water, glucose water, and artificial milk should not be given to a breastfeeding infant without the mother’s informed consent and/or physician’s specific order.
  • Policy #9: Mothers and infants should be encouraged to remain together during the hospital stay.
  • Policy #10: At discharge, mothers should be given information regarding community resources for breastfeeding support.
  • P

    Peer Counseling

  • Publications and Reports

  • Q

    R

    Resources for Breastfeeding Promotion Among the African American Community

    Information for Families

  • African American Breastfeeding Alliance
  • What every Sister should Know about Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding Success for All – information and encouragement – woman to woman.
  • An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding for African American Women (PDF, 1.2MB)Opens a new browser window.
  • Promotional Materials/ Tools

  • Breastfeed ‘Ya Baby
  • Brochures for African American families by the Los Angeles Breastfeeding Task Force

  • Your Baby Your Gift (PDF, 1.44MB)Opens a new browser window.
  • Support Your Partner (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
  • Steps to a Breastfeeding-Friendly Practice: Educate - Encourage - Welcome (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
  • Breastfeeding: A Natural Way to Better Health (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
  • Doctors Make the Difference: Incorporating Breastfeeding into Prenatal Care (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
  • Support Your Daughter (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
  • Texas WIC Program: African American Breastfeeding Promotion:

  • Promotional Materials
  • Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding
  • Childbirth Graphics
  • Educational Program Peer Counselors, Black Infant Health and Adolescent Family Life Outreach workers and others:

  • State of California WIC’s Peer Counselor Training Manual
  • S

    School, Going Back

  • T

    Toolkit (On-Line) For Model Hospital Policy Recommendations

  • Individual Model Hospital Policy Recommendations & Toolkit Links 

  • Policy #1: Hospitals should promote and support breastfeeding.
  • Policy #2: Nurses, certified nurse midwives, physicians and other health professionals with expertise regarding the benefits and management of breastfeeding should educate pregnant and postpartum women when the opportunity for education exists, for example, during prenatal classes, in clinical settings, and at discharge teaching.
  • Policy #3: The hospital will encourage medical staff to perform a breast exam on all pregnant women and provide anticipatory guidance for conditions that could affect breastfeeding. Breastfeeding mothers will have an assessment of the breast prior to discharge and will receive anticipatory guidance regarding conditions that might affect breastfeeding.
  • Policy #4: Hospital prenatal staff should support the mother’s choice to breastfeed and encourage exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months.
  • Policy #5: Nurses, certified nurse midwives, and physicians should encourage new mothers to hold their newborns skin to skin during the first two hours following birth and as much as possible thereafter, unless contraindicated.
  • Policy #6: Mothers and infants should be assessed for effective breastfeeding. Mothers should be offered instruction in breastfeeding as indicated.
  • Policy #7: Artificial nipples and pacifiers should be discouraged for healthy, breastfeeding infants.
  • Policy #8: Sterile water, glucose water, and artificial milk should not be given to a breastfeeding infant without the mother’s informed consent and/or physician’s specific order.
  • Policy #9: Mothers and infants should be encouraged to remain together during the hospital stay.
  • Policy #10: At discharge, mothers should be given information regarding community resources for breastfeeding support.
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    Website Links

  • Professional Associations and Resources/  US Government Sites 
  • Promotional Organizations/ Coalitions and Programs
  • Journals/ California Department of Public Health
  • California Department of Health Care Services/ Other California Sites 
  • Work, Going Back

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    Last modified on: 4/25/2014 2:07 PM