Integrating breastfeeding peer support into the hospital setting for improved continuity of care

Feb 20, 2018 | Andrea Grenadier

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County- WIC program (DOH-Broward WIC) was a grantee of NACCHO’s Breastfeeding Initiative. With NACCHO funding Broward County-WIC worked to increase breastfeeding rates for African American women in their community. Prior to implementing their project Broward County conducted a community breastfeeding needs assessment to understand the major challenges of the population they were serving. The results highlighted the need for in-hospital support and accessible lactation support services upon discharge.

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