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Chicago - Trinity Only City Hospital Selected for Breastfeeding Initiative

Trinity Hospital announced its participation in Best Fed Beginnings, a first-of-its-kind national effort to significantly improve breastfeeding rates in states where rates are currently the lowest. Trinity is the first hospital in Chicago chosen for the program.

Best Fed Beginnings seeks to dramatically increase the number of U.S. hospitals implementing a proven model for maternity services that better supports a new mother's choice to breastfeed. The National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) is leading the effort through a cooperative funding agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will be working closely with Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.

The groups will work together in a 22-month learning collaborative, using proven quality improvement methods to transform their maternity care services in pursuit of "Baby-Friendly" designation. This designation verifies that a hospital has comprehensively implemented the American Academy of Pediatrics-endorsed Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, as established in the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.  

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  Last Post: February 9, 2013 | View Comments(1)

Most of Nigeria Hospitals are Baby- Friendly Hospital Initiative yet the adherence to these principles is very low among mothers and hospitals.

Can we have support to replicate this 22-month learning collaboration,in Nigeria?

Olubunmi Lawal,  Mrs.,  National Hospital AbujaFebruary 09, 2013


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