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Breastfeeding Hospitals & Health Centers

Breastfeeding Home Page 

 

Breastfeeding supportive health care facilities adopt the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes. All areas of the health care office that potentially interact with childbearing women and babies can have language in their policies about the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding.

Health Centers
Health Center policy recommendations and resources for prenatal professionals who wish to revise policies that affect the breastfeeding mother.

Hospital Breastfeeding Policies & Practices
Hospital policy recommendations and resources for prenatal professionals who wish to revise policies that affect the breastfeeding mother.

Hospital Quality Improvement
Quality Improvement (QI) methods, training and resources to implement evidence-based policies and practices that support breastfeeding within the maternity care setting.

International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes
In May 1981 the Health Assembly adopted the international code of marketing of infant formula and other products used as breast-milk substitutes.

Professionals

  • Resources including for the use of human milk, addressing the Affordable Care Act, breastfeeding data, contraception, emergency preparedness, going back to work or school, medications while breastfeeding, mental health issues and breastfeeding, oral health, and Vitamin D information.
  • Professional Guidelines including those for the Adolescent Family Life Program, California Diabetes and Pregnancy Sweet Success Program, and the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program.

Reimbursement Resources for Lactation Support Services
Reimbursement resources for breastfeeding services and durable medical goods, plus cost effectiveness of use of lactation consultants.

Resources to meet the requirements of the Infant Feeding Act
Hospitals Infant Feeding Act, California’s Health and Safety code

State Opportunities and Strategies for Breastfeeding Promotion through the Affordable Care Act (PDF)
This issue brief explores how states and communities can capitalize on the opportunities presented by the ACA to advance breastfeeding. 

 
 
Last modified on: 7/30/2014 1:53 PM